Brea Hill is always worth a look in these events, particularly on softer ground. This race does seem a bit low hardened handicappers that normally win this type of race and his price of 16/1 looks a few points too big . He ran a great race in the Lincoln to be 3rd and although he was poor last time out these races can be a bit of a minefield and a few blips are standard. He seems to have what could be a decent draw for one who will look to make it, and be difficult to pass.
1 Point Win 16/1 Sky/BetV/StanJames
Going for a couple of longer shots here in what looks a tough race. Stone of Folca has an excellent record fresh and after initially starting great last year went into decline a bit but then came back with a couple of decent runs towards the end of last year. He is still only a 5yo and in sprinting terms could have some improvement in his yet. I’m willing to take a chance he might act on the softer than ideal ground at his current price of 16/1.
I’m also going with one I’ve tipped a few times in Fitz Flyer, he is down to his lowest ever mark and although he needs luck in running with his run style he looks worth a shot at 20/1. He’ll pop up in one of these soon enough and I’ll be there when he does. His last run was about as good as could be expected with a bad draw at Chester. He has form on softer ground and what could be a very decent draw.
½ Point win Stone Of Folca 16/1 Ladbrokes
½ Point EW Fitz Flyer 20/1 Ladbrokes