Colin and Joe Tizzard’s top class 8 yr old is one of the most popular horses in training. Exciting front runner, who has won three and finished runner up in three Grade 1’s. Won this race last year, with an exemplary round of jumping and if same form, could jump then into the ground.
Top hurdler and even better chaser. Won this in 2012 after winning the Charlie Hall. Third last year on seasonal debut after looking a likely winner two out . Fifth at Wetherby will have blown away the cobwebs and having beat Cue Card when taking the William Hill King George, must have chances. Trainer has won this 5 times.
Second in this race last year on his seasonal debut and went on to win the Ryanair at the Cheltenham Festival. A flying grey with a great flowing action and great jumper. Though beaten twice by Silviniaco Conti, was much closer on the second occasion and could improve past his rivals this season.
The young pretender, who improved throughout last season, culminating in victory in the JLT at the Festival. Needed seasonal debut and ran a race full of promise when second to Menorah in the Charlie Hall. Softer ground very much in his favour and plenty of improvement expected here.