Ireland have done well in this contest taking the race four times since 2010 with Gordon Elliott successful in 2010 and 2011 and although his three-time chase winner DINIONS
has to concede to the entire field his experience may swing the vote in his direction. Minella Warrior
would have been hard pushed to match Wholestone and the selection over hurdles but he should make progress as a chaser provided there isn’t too much rain. Boyhood
and the aforementioned Wholestone
who was the best of these over hurdles add plenty of depth to what is an interesting contest.
- Minella Warrior