Clerks Choice ran a superb race in the county hurdle at the festival considering the state of the ground on the last day won’t have suited him at all. The way he stayed up the hill there should mean he will have no difficulty in getting the extra trip here on a much easier course with miles better ground. He ran a great race of 6lbs higher at this time last year in the Scottish Champion hurdle and looks well overpriced at 33/1
1 Point EW 33/1 Various
I’m going to give Tranquil Sea a bit of a chance at a huge price in the Topham. He ran well over c&d in December, and has had a break since his last run hopefully to be ready for a shot at this. He jumped well last time apart from 1 mistake at the water jump and is 6lbs lower in the weights. He is still near top weight but on good ground this might not mater as much, and I’m hopeful he can put in a decent show tomorrow at a huge price.
1 Point EW 33/1 5 Places Various Boyles/PP etc.
I’m also going with a bit of class here at a big price in Walkon he’s a big price because he was poor enough at the festival although still finished 5th. He is down another couple of pounds here and has also won at this festival before. He was very good in his first 2 chases this year and if he can take to these fences he is bound to travel well. He looks a huge price at 25/1 and id be kicking myself if he won at that price.
1 Point EW 25/1 Paddy Power 5 Places
Master of the Sea, looks overpriced in the w/o fav market in Ladbrokes. He is generally 6/1 in the standard market but is a nice looking 5/1 here. I like these proven handicappers in these novice events and I would have him favourite here without Fishers Cross.
2 Points win 5/1 W/o Fav Ladbrokes