RATHER BE – DATE ADDED 20th March
Looking ahead to Aintree and the fact RATHER BE was a winner over hurdles at the Grand Natonal meeting last year, he will surely have a great chance. He probably wants better ground also so his run in the Close Brothers Handicap Chase looks even more solid.
GREAT VIEW – DATE ADDED 20th March
A GREAT VIEW blundered 2 out in the Pertemps Hurdle and was quickly ridden. He made up some ground coming to the last and still stayed on well up the hill. Couldn’t get to leaders but without that blunder he may have gone close. One to keep an eye on if staying on the same handicap mark or close to it.
THE WORLDS END – DATE ADDED 20th March
The winner aside a few of these will appreciate better ground but the one who caught my eye in the Stayers Hurdle was THE WORLDS END who was 33/1. He would’ve hated the ground and this horse is crying out for a return to better ground. He has raced on bad ground all season and if he can get decent ground at Aintree he could be a player at a nice price. He won at Aintree last year in the Grade 1 Sefton Novice Hurdle so has form at the course.
ROAD TO RESPECT – DATE ADDED 20th March
ROAD TO RESPECT travelled well in the Gold Cup and he is a horse who needs good ground to be seen at his best. Given better ground he is worth keeping an eye out for in the spring festivals.