Another good quality handicap and a fair few can be given a chance but the Camelot gelding THEATRO
is given the nod having finished last year with a good second at Nottingham to the now smart hurdler Goshen (went off favourite for Triumph Hurdle). She handles various ground and still looks as though she can progress. Buriram
was third at Nottingham but his wide draw isn’t helpful and bigger dangers lie in wait in the shape of winning hurdlers Groveman
and Christopher Wood
. The former is nicely berthed to attack (won from front last time) while the latter looks nicely handicapped on his jumps form. Nakeeta
now back with Iain Jardine is dangerously well handicapped if he found his old sparkle.
- Christopher Wood