Tom George has started the new jumps season in a rich vein of form, and the lightly raced Petit Palais
is expected to show improvement from his seasonal reappearance fourth to Torpillo (Chepstow), while Cosmeapolitan
is a C&D winner (juvenile) with relatively few miles on the clock. However, in what represents a tricky start to the jumps season at Newbury, and with further rain in the forecast we'll opt to side with the Robert Walford-trained OUR MERLIN
. He has been absent since finishing runner-up to Zanza
(lifeless on seasonal reappearance) over C&D in March, but can be expected to make his usual bold bid from the front.
- Our Merlin
- Petit Palais