We hit the last treble here with all 3 running poorly
This race has a very tight look about it, and it may well be one of the strongest Veteran’s Chases ever run. There is a suspicion that Dynaste has had this as his target this year and wins comfortably but he is no value here. I’m going with the outsider of the whole field here in Baily’s Concerto. If we ignore his last run he has run well a good few times in the last year or so and is on a very nice mark here with a big turnaround with the likes of Shuil Royal. He has shown good pace for an 11 year old over shorter trips and he also looks sure to stay. I’d have him at about 33/1 so the 66/1 available here looks a nice bit of value. If anyone can get on with Sky they are offering 6 places.
1 Point EW SKYbet 66/1 6 places 66/1 4 places generally
Fort Smith was a better chaser than hurdler for Gordon Elliot and travelled reasonable well on his return before getting tired. If he can improve for that run he has a chance here of a nice mark and 40/1 is value on his Irish form.
1 Point win 40/1 Generally
Seven Nation Army has been backed several times and disappointed but I think he can improve here on softer ground and with a step up in trip. He ran a decent race last time out in a maiden hurdle against 2 decent horses and his mark here looks workable considering some of his earlier form. This is the first time he is a big price in a long time and that’s the signal for me to have a small bet for what looks decent value.
1 Point win 33/1 Generally