Friday 17 March 2023
Pembroke (9/2), Hunters Yarn (11/2), Filey Bay (6/1), Gin Coco (13/2), Sharjah (10/1), Pied Piper (12/1), Ballyadam (12/1), Path D'oroux (12/1), Aucunrisque (16/1), Magnor Glory (16/1), First Street (18/1), Wonderwall (25/1), Winter Fog (25/1), Anna Bunina (28/1), Pinkerton (28/1), Faivoir (33/1), Petit Tonnerre (33/1), Saint Sam (33/1), Glory And Fortune (50/1), Milkwood (50/1), Glan (50/1), Highway One O Two (80/1), Prairie Dancer (100/1), Highland Charge (125/1), Luttrell Lad (150/1), Ganapathi (150/1)
Willie Mullins has compiled a fine record in this race in recent years, and as one of a 4-pronged attack, the highly-admirable SHARJAH could provide the Closutton handler with further success. Twice a runner-up in the Champion Hurdle, he's run well all 3 starts in Graded company so far this term and this sort of mark may well be within reach. Low-mileage stablemate Hunters Yarn is a major threat however along with Betfair Hurdle second Filey Bay. Pembroke and Pied Piper complete the shortlist.