I can be difficult to even look at racing this close to the e festival but we’ll have a go here with a big priced outsider in Prarie Town. He has won over c&d this year and ran well a couple of times since particularly last time out behind Solstice Star at Cheltenham. He looks a dour stayer in these conditions and that augurs well for his ew chances in this field of mainly young horses. He will battle on here while a few have given up the ghost. 40/1 EW is big enough to take a risk for a min bet.
1 Point EW 40/1 Generally.
Paul Nicholls should have a better Cheltenham than his recent form and maybe he can start from here. I think Alcala’s 4th in the super competitive Fixed Brush Hurdle reads well in this type of race. He is down a pound from that and also has the additional help of a good 7lbs claimer. He didn’t look that great winning a poor enough Novice hurdle last time out but should he get back to that Brush hurdle form here he won’t be far away. 12/1 looks a point or 2 too big.
1 Point win 12/1 Various