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It has to be said that Simonsig looks unbeatable in this race and on past form! Simonsig has won 7 out of 8 career races and is a superb all-rounder so whatever the going on this first day of the Festival, Simonsig will surely remain favourite for this race. Simonsig most recently won impressively at Kempton Park and Ascot in December, both times on heavy going. Simonsig also won impressively this time last year at the Festival in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle. Overturn is Simonsig's closest contender in this race. Overturn has bags of experience and excellent consistency and we expect Overturn will at least place here. Most recently Overturn won at Musselburgh and Doncaster in February and January. Overturn does tend to prefer the good going though, and may lack the stamina if the going is heavy on the day. Arvika Ligeonniere is a decent outside bet, but only if the going is heavy and suits this runner.
The rest of the field really does not pose a strong challenge to the top runners. If you're looking for a good outside bet if heavy conditions occur on the day then look at Majala who has won 3 times since November at this distance.
WinDrawWin Prediction - Simonsig to Win. Overturn to Place.