On a day when large numbers of runners dominate every race it may be best to use a big pin and close your eyes but there could be value to be had if you look closely-in the opener 13.30 VALSEAR LIDO could make the frame at a nice price-5pts E/W. Smart on the flat he looks to have the speed to cope with this type of race.
The 14.05 has an old favourite CHAMPAGNE FEVER 5pts Win-seemingly coming into form at the right time. Improving HOLYWELL 14.40 5pts E/W steps up in class but could make the frame and as a handicap this race pays the first four places.
The drying ground could work against the existing champion in the 15.20 and it may pay to stick with OUR CONOR 5PTS Win who may be the best of the younger generation in what is the most open Champion Hurdle for many years.
Fancy buying money ? A 75% return on your investment in less than 6 minutes ? Then QUEVEGA 16.00 Win only – has to be the choice of the day. Not for the faint hearted, This ultra talented mare is not getting any younger and has not been beaten in many of her races to date. Is there a new superstar to come and take her title ? This is the big question. Set to start at odds-on in a big field, she undoubtedly has the class but do you have the bottle to buy money !!!
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