We’ve already put this up a couple of weeks ago and the price is looking fairly attractive now, but the race has turned out much stronger that i would have envisaged at the time


King George Ante-post

Thistlecrack caught the eye hugely yesterday in terms of the King George. I think he ran a remarkable race when he clearly didn’t jump as well as he could (possibly due to the fences), but stayed on really strongly at the end under a possibly tender enough ride. He will surely improve for that and no matter what way I look at it he looks a very likely winner of the King George. Might Bite should be his main treat but he was really poor yesterday. Unless it’s soft the race should be too quick for Native River and nothing else stands a chance unless Bristol De Mai can show up here as well as Haydock. Ill happily back the 16/1 available in Paddy Power every time I pass a shop between this and the race. In Fact any of the General 12/1 available will do for me.

3 Points win 16/1 Paddy Power / Betfair 12/1 generally.

Wincanton 2:35

Dicosimo ran well last time in a much better race than this, after being too free early one. Some of his past form is easily good enough here and i fancy him to never see another horse. 16/1 is certainly value

1 Point win 16/1 hill/vc 14/1 gen

1:20 Kempton

doesn’t have too many 122 rated horses like Turtle Wars and I wondered why. His first race over jumps was a shambles and i think with a normal passage here that rating could be made to look silly.

2 Points win Turtle wars  7/1 Generally