Silsol should probably be a fair bit shorter here. He is the highest rated, has a very good record fresh and the stable is on fire. He is one of the more consistent staying hurdlers around and Ballyoptic will really have to improve to beat him on these terms getting 4lbs. Ive missed the 7/1 around earlier so ill be taking a point of my bet, but he still warrants a 2 point win bet at 13/2
2 Points win 13/2 365/racebets/marathon
Great win by this horse after a fairly confident selection. He was completely wrong at the weights of his mark
Saphir Du Rheu has simply been dropped too far here . He has a good record fresh and at this trip i think he can stay here no problem. He was poor enough on his 3 spring runs last year but looks to have a superb change of getting back to form here. Again I’ve missed a point but i still reckon 3/1 is great value hell/ go of at 2/1 or lower.
2 Points win 3/1 generally
We got the price right but i think the good-firm ground found him out as he was never jumping with any fluency. Still ran on well in teh wnd so i wont be as negative about this performance as many and i think he can win a decent chase at a decent price with a bit softer ground. 3rd
I think Menorah is the only horse in here that can on his day get close to a not 100% Cue Card. I’m sure he will be super ready for this race in compared to Cue Card who will clearly need to have improvement in him for bigger targets later on this year. 11/1 is worth the risk here as i cant see the 2nd favorite Blacklion getting involved at all here.
1 Point win 11/1 VC/Coral 10/1 elsewhere
This was the most fun looser i have seen in a long time, he ran his heart out and just failed . A couple of poor jumps near the end really cost him but what an animal to do that in that field at age 11. 2nd
I’m going with one of the outsiders here in Chapter Seven. He’s a former group class horse and wouldn’t have been suited by his 2 poorish runs lately on very heavy ground. This decent ground 2 miles of a very low mark might just get him involved and on a couple of his runs earlier this year he might just have a sneaky chance here at a huge looking 40/1.
1 Point ew 40/1 5 places Skybet 40/1 4 places generally
Never looked likely in a disappointing run