Saturday, 18 November 2017

2 pts win TULLY EAST  8/1 ( at least 13 firms)
1 pt win GUITAR PETE 16/1 ( at least three quarters of all firms)
Victor Gold Cup H'cap Chase

Tully East appeals as the most likely winner of this. He put up a real tidy performance when winning here at the festival and although he has only had five outings over fences he never put a foot wrong that day .The 10 lb higher rating he races off today does not flatter him. Needless to say he is open to plenty of further improvement, will be spot on after a warm up over hurdles, and looks sure to go very close.

Guitar Pete does not have the profile of horses that win this event, lacking the customary good run in a big field handicap over fences at this venue,  but may be capable of pulling of a surprise. He  was a high class juvenile hurdler, winning the big Aintree race in that sphere after finishing third in the Triumph. Over fences, he has been running well since moving from Ireland to Nicky Richard's  yard in the Spring and his win at Wetherby last time promised plenty more success.

Lost - 3pts