12:50 Leopardstown

I’m not sure I fancy anything near the top of the market here and it really doesn’t look like any of these will be playing a part in March. That said Rhinestone could well have enough improvement in him to play a part here. I thought he was a certainty for the bumper last year until the rains came, and this ground here should suit. He was definitely unlucky last time out and I just think he will be steadily improving this year. 14/1 looks a bit of value

1 Point win 14/1 VC/Coral 12/1 generally

1:25 Leopardstown

Petit Mouchoir is one of my horses to follow this year and simply put he is probably as good as anything else in this field if Apples Jade doesn’t perform. 16/1 is certainly too big and worth a small bet just in case.

1 Point win 16/1 generally

2:00 Leop

I’m afraid heart before head here but I still think Jezki has loads to offer even on some of his form this year. Of this mark on good ground he can win. The fav is a silly price. I’m finding it hard to see him in the first 6 here.

1 Point EW 33/1 Paddy 6 places

2:35 Leop

Meticulous didn’t seem to want to battle last time after a few bumps on the way and I think he could well be underrated here at a huge price. I’m not sure there is much between the rest of the field after the FAV and 33/1 looks great value.

1 Point EW 33/1 Paddy/Betfair


I think Us and Them is being underrated here. He is a superb jumper and if this race is a big burnout which it may well be, he stays well and should be suited by it. He looks to be in the top 3 here to me and 20/1 is bigger than I expected.

1 Point EW 20/1 paddy/betfair/vc

3:10 Leop

Going for Ordinary World at 12/1 w/o Min with Ladbrokes and Coral. He is very solid in these races and will be ridden to pick up the pieces.

1 Point win w/o Min 12/1 lads/coral