Clarcam is a horse I always thought had a big handicap in him.  He seemed to love jumping the fences last year and I think the softer ground this year will really suit him. Last year’s race came at the end of a very long season and he is one of the freshest horses in the field this year with only 2 runs. He also has run well here a few times in the past. For and Elliot trained Russell Ridden horse with some course form 40/1 seems very big.

2 Points EW 6 places lads 40/1 33/1 6 places paddy/sky/coral

Rogue Angel really loved the national test last year and lead for a lot of the way, until he got tired late on. He is certainly on a workable mark here and is on his 3rd run after a 3 month break. If I had him after watching last year’s national I’d have to target him at another race over those fences. I’m going to gamble that today is the plan. The soft ground 2m5 might be a bit shorted than ideal but the soft ground will certainly be in his favour. If he gets near the front and jumps as well as he did last year he’ll be in the first 6 here.

1 Point EW 33/1 6 places paddy/boyles 28/1 6 places sky/lads/coral


Project Bluebook is a horse I’ve been keeping an eye on. He was a very good 6th in the Galway Hurdle this year and that race is about as competitive as its gets. He did get bogged down in the Betfair hurdle this year as well, but has looked as if a step up in trip would be an advantage to him. He is on a very nice mark here and I think he is worth a shot at 28/1

1 Point EW 28/1 5 places paddy