I think Boston Bob should be a short priced favourite here, he was winning the RSA well until he fell at the last and that was a much better race than the 4miles race that Back in Focus won. Even though he would be better on better ground I fell he has too much speed for Back in Focus and although it seems that Ruby has chosen Back in Focus I wouldn’t be surprised if Paul kept the ride after Ruby deserted him in the RSA. I can’t see anything else in the race being good enough although Harry Topper is somewhat and unknown quantity. 7/2 looks great value. I’ll be increasing my stake if the odds go out any further

2 Points win 7/2 Ladbroke’s and a few others.

  • Fell when getting back into the race, no chance of winning tough


Shamiran looks great value at 25/1 with Ladbrokes, he is a consistent front runner and will be very difficult to knock out of the places here. He won a race last year at this festival albeit over a longer trip but he has been kept for this time of the year with a couple of pipe openers lately that will have done him no harm at all. I wouldn’t be surprised if Ladbrokes have got this wrong and he won’t be as big elsewhere.

1 Point EW 25/1 Ladbrokes

  • Backed into 8/1 and performed ok to finish 6th