I’ll probably be cheering on Winter like most but this is going to be a stayers race and Hydrangea has some very decent form on softer ground notably when just failing to peg back Rhododendron last year. It looks to me as if all the older horses will be better on good ground and the 3yo allowance will be huge in this race. Hydrangea just looks more of a stayer than the fav and 12/1 looks value in this field
1 Point win 12/1 Generally
This is a minefield but I’m just going to go blindly with a horse I said would do something soon and hopefully today is the day. Dinkum Diamond would carry all these on his back on his form in the uk and hopefully today is the day he gets back to form. Its easily worth the risk to find out at 25/1 with 5 places. His best form since the move over here was on soft ground of a higher mark
2 Points EW 25/1 5 places Paddy / Sky 28/1 4 places 365/lads/vc/betway
Another cliff horse that paid us back for support in the past is Western Boy. I had all barrels loaded for him in this race last year and couldn’t have been more confident. He didn’t get in and I’m hopeful that he still is a very good prospect that he looked in Vautour’s Supreme. He won easily for us in Punchestown and I feel he still has plenty of improvement on a mark of 137.
2 Points win 14/1 generally