This is going to be a slog of the highest order. With that in mind I like the bottom weight here in Hollow Blue Sky. He will have needed his season opener but if he can improve on that he shouldn’t be far away here on this mark with a very good 5lbs claimer on. He will be getting at least a stone from most of this field and has plenty of soft ground form. The stable knows how to win around here and although he has never proven he can stay this far he certainly shapes as a stayer. 18/1 looks very big to me.
1 Point win 18/1 VC/Ladbrokes
Got nowhere really and a disappointment
I’ve managed to rule out most of this field for value here and ended up with 1 horse. Thomas Crapper has a great record around here but we are taking a flyer that he can go on this ground. He has also been poor this year but if he can handle these conditions he could well get involved here at a big price of a low weight. 20/1 is a good deal higher that I was expecting.
1 Point win 20/1 Generally
Made far to many mistakes to stay competitive here, but ive confirmed my bet of cheltenham here with another runner. Hurry up NRNB
I’m sure I’ll look like a fool if Rock on Rocky runs like his price suggests he will but I can’t but give him a small chance here of a workable mark. He has plenty of form on soft ground and some of his form reads well with subsequent performances. He’ll be prominent in this and that might just suit in these conditions. He has been poorer this year which has resulted in his current price but if he is going to get it together 66/1 is easily worth the risk as is 50/1.
1 Point EW 66/1 VC/Betbright 50/1 Elsewhere
Well i did look a fool as he was last all the way and never got competitive.