I’ve been waiting for Kumbeshwar to run a decent race all season and although I had him firmly in mind for the Grand Annual at the festival he obviously didn’t make it there primarily because of a bad run on heavy ground at Sandown before it. His Haldon gold cup run would obviously be enough here and he has shown up well a few times since at Cheltenham not quite staying in heavy ground. I think this 2m5f on good ground may well suit him, and although the favorite will be hard to beat if he gets his jumping right, 10/1 with paddy power looks value. He is on a career low mark and should be really well in if back to any kind of form.I just don’t think he would be out again for this season if he wasn’t right and the stable is back in good form.
2 Points win 10/1 Paddy Power
Broadway Buffalo ran a very good race at the festival albeit over a longer trip and I think he has been given a chance here by the handicapper. In addition he has a 7lbs claimer on which can only help and to my eye he should be in the top 3 in the betting here. He is still more or less unexposed and could well be still improving. 12/1 looks about 4 points too big and worth a bet.
1 Point win 12/1 Various