I can’t get excited about anything at a high price here and keep coming back to Midnight Prayer. He was a huge eye-catcher on his first run for a long time last time out and he looks the best treated here. The stable jockey has gone with the top weight which is a bit of a worry but we have a very decent 3lbs claimer on which should count over this extended trip. I thought he would be favourite here so I’ll take a bit of the 9/1 available.
1 Point win 9/1 sky/888/betway/32
This was heartbreaking he looked the winner jumping the last and must have surly traded very short in running but got out stayed in the finish.
Open Eagle proved he is a very smart horse on heavy ground on his last run on the flat and I’m as sure as I can be that this test will be much more to his liking than his pretty decent run against Altior last time out. He has been improving with each race and could really sail though this ground. 13/2 looks a big price against a fair amount of horses that haven’t acted on this type of ground before. The favorite could be anything but is very short.
1 Point win 13/2 Stan James / Coral
He traded very short in running here as he made up a huge amount of ground to catch the longtime leader towards the last but ran out of steam after his efforts.
These were 2 vomit inducing picks as both looks certain winner’s at teh last and both didn’t pull through.