Wizard OF ODDS
FAVORI DE CHAMPDOU (2.50) Powered on remorselessly to win in deep ground at Limerick last time and beat Cesarewitch winner Run For Oscar in a bumper, so appears to possess the perfect blend of speed and stamina. Plenty of experience over hurdles and 11-1 should enjoy the demands of this race.
SOUNDS RUSSIAN (3.30) Acquitted himself admirably in the Cotswold Chase when arguably ridden with too much aggression too early. Has improved with each chase start and doesn’t have much to find with Ahoy Senior and Noble Yeats on their running here 33-1 in January, so looks the value call.
BOB AND CO (4.10) Hails from a trainer who has made a bright start to his career, sending out eight winners in little more than two months from a small team of horses. Unlucky in this race two years ago when unseating at a 14-1 crucial stage and can go well at a price.