MAGNERS PLATE HANDICAP CHASE
4.10: 2 MILES, 4 FURLONGS
THIs looks like one of the trickiest betting events of the week, with so scottish among the gambles of the Festival, but backers should not let FUGITIF evade their calculations given his profile.
Trainer Richard Hobson handles a select team at his Gloucestershire stables, but he struck with a 12-1 winner at Taunton on Monday ( Fanzio) and his representative here looks to hold outstanding each-way claims judged on a fine run behind IL RIDOTO over course and distance on Trials Day.
Travelling well and jumping precisely are crucial attributes in races of this nature and the two old adversaries should be on the scene again.
MIDNIGHT RIVER is another to boast some quality track form and his yard are extremely adept at targeting this level of handicap at the Cheltenham Festival.