I’m drawn to Bedrock here as a typical Aintree horse that hasn’t been to Cheltenham ,He did catch the eye on his only run when badly hampered by Charlie Parks falling in the Adonis. He wouldn’t have been far behind Flying Tiger if he got a clear run and although he is worse of at the weights here he should improve for that run and 66/1 looks very big.
1 Point EW 66/1 Generally
Cue card could dance home here and I’ll certainly be cheering him home but I think the value may lie elsewhere. I don’t really understand the confidence behind Empire of Dirt as he was very poor at the festival considering the 2m5 there might not be a lot different than the 3m here. I have a sneaky feeling Smad Place may get into a rhythm here and might not be that easy to catch around here. The same could be said for Bristol de Mai but he isn’t value at the prices.
1 Point win 18/1 Betfair 16/1 Paddy
Darwins Fox is a classy good ground performer who also jumps well on a going day. He has been steadily improving in hunters lately and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him get involved here at a big price. I’ve missed a few points from his earlier price but 40/1 with 4 places is decent value on ratings alone
1 Point EW 40/1 4 places 365/hills/paddy and others