2:25 Haydock

This looks a poorer race than normal and I like Mijhaar here at a huge price. All his form is on ground with cut and on the flat his best form is on heavy. Whether he takes to these hurdles is a bit of a gamble but it’s well worth it at the odds. He caught my eye at Cheltenham last year and also last time out when it looked as if 3 miles was too much. This could be a slog and he has a nice racing weight and won’t be as inconvenienced by the ground as most of the field.

1 Point EW 33/1 888/betfair/32

Seemed to collide with rails half way around and was struggling after that. There may be another day with him.

Haydock

3:00

I have to think that the favourite here is probably value as he looks a very likely winner but I think there is too much between Cue Card and Dynaste. If ever Dynaste is to have a real shout in a grade 1 this is it. I think Cue Card will struggle in the heavy ground and Dynaste will plug on here regardless. If the Fav isn’t 100% he will stand a chance of pegging him back here and 9/1 is too big to ignore. He looks more of a 6/1 shot to me.

1 Point win 9/1 vc/paddy/888

Cue Card simply smashed them. Dynaste ran his usual decent race but not near good enough on the day.