I thought that Kashline would be near favourite here after some very decent Chase performances of a higher mark than this hurdles mark. He was a decent hurdler as well and looks well in here carrying only 9:13 taking into account the 5lbs claimer on today. He is also blinkered first time. This could be a tough staying race and should suit him. 14/1 is a few points more than I expected.
1 Point win 14/1 Various
I have a huge amount of confidence in Bobs Worth for the Gold cup and strangely not as much here, but now that the 4/1 is available again it’s tempting. This race will suit him if he is near 100% he will be very hard to beat . I just can’t leave the price on First Lieutenant go at the huge price of 16/1 without a bet. He was poor enough in Down Royal but had been poor last year there before being pipped by Bobs Worth in this race afterwards and 16/1 is an insult.
2 Points win 4/1 Bobs Worth Will Hill/888
1 Points EW First Lieutenant 16/1
This race is full of question marks and id be banging my head against the wall if I didn’t have a small bet on Briar Hill at 8/1. That is just too big and I’m not at all sure he needs to be at his best to win this. That price is easily worth the risk and the fact that he is friendless in the market hasn’t stopped me in the past and wont now.
1 Point win 8/1 Paddy Power