Kingsgate Native has all the advantages here. On his day he is only beaten in these conditions by top class horses like Sole Power and Hot Streak. His 2nd in the Palace House was proof that he still operates near the top of his form and I can’t see the 7/1 at all. He is of course able to throw in plenty of howlers but I think the way he is being trained this year with very few runs could the key.
2 Points win 7/1 BetVictor
I think the Fugue is too short here, and as I don’t really fancy the next 2 in the betting at all Kingston Hill or Night of Thunder, the value here lies with Verrazano War Command and Mukhadram. My gut feeling in that Mukhadram is the most undervalued of these and he may well be extremely difficult to knock out of the first 3 here making his odds of 16/1 looks the best value of the lot. He is near top class over this trip and if the Fugue isn’t at her best he may well be the most likely to capitalize.
1 Point EW 16/1 EW
Open Eagle sticks out for me here of a workable mark judging by his good 3rd in the November Handicap at the end of last year off a 4lbs higher mark. He is more than likely been readied for this race and the fact the its turned up similar soft ground has to be an advantage. There looks to be a lot of Horses with no chance in this and he may well have a great chance of placing at least. 20/1 looks value with bet365
1 Point EW 20/1 EW Bet365