14:25 Newbury Sat 10 February 2018
Excellent campaign last term included pair of wins here, this race being the second of them, en route to fine third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Connections said to have remained patient this term, with that top target in mind again. Best on form.
Fine novice campaign last term, second in the Arkle at Cheltenham, some doubts over stamina but beaten only 7L by Grand National fancy Definitly Red at Aintree in the mud over 3m+ last time out. Has a habit of finishing second.
Couple of places behind Native River in the Gold Cup (3¼L) and then picked up an injury when coming down in the Grand National at Aintree. Tongue tie on first-time and perfectly entitled to go close if fully wound up.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C L TizzardJ: Aidan Coleman|
Native River (8/11), Cloudy Dream (11/4), Saphir Du Rheu (10/3)
- Native River
- Cloudy Dream
- Saphir Du Rheu
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