Saint Are looks to be in great form at the moment judging by this 2 runs this year and given his good 3rd in a stronger race here earlier this year of 1lb higher he really should be close here. He followed that up with another 3rd in the Becher Chase and a repeat of either of those runs in this weaker race should be enough. I had thought that anything above 7/1 would be of interest here so the current 9/1 with bet365 is plenty to have a bet.
2 Points win 9/1 Bet365
I was sure Rock on Ruby would start favourite for this race, and hopefully the rains don’t arrive but even though he has weight to give to a couple of promising horses he looks great value at 3/1 over his ideal trip and course. Vaniteux will have to be very good to beat him here over this trip.
2 Points win 3/1 Coral Will Hill
Rolling Aces has threatened to win one of these good handicaps a few times but I think this may be his best opportunity. He is proven of this mark after an eye-opening finish in the Grand Sefton and the 5lbs claimer on along with the drop of 1lb should really put him right in it here. I’d be happy with the 8/1 on offer as there are a couple at the front of the market I don’t fancy at all.
2 Points win 8/1 Generally
Bothy has understandably taken a few races to get going after a 2 year break but I think there was a sign or 2 last time that his time might not be that far away, along with the fact the he is off an increasingly attractive mark.. This is a big step up in trip but any horse that can get 2nd in the Coral Cup can stay 3 miles here in a normal race. 20/1 with paddy power is just too big to ignore and I wouldn’t be at all surprises if he went of shorter than there in this race.
1 Point EW 20/1 Paddy Power
Ruacana has been a frustrating horse more than a few times since his good 4yo form, but he ran well at this time last year of a higher mark in a similar but stronger race and did look like he was ready for a step up in form on the basis of a nice first run this season. He has a decent 7lbs claimer on tomorrow and it leaves him with a very nice racing weight. The current generally available 8/1 looks a decent bet.
1 Point win 8/1 Generally