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Calipto leads the betting with two strong wins over this distance at Newbury in November and more recently February. Calipto was well fancied in both of those races and will be here too. Le Rocher has more experience though, winning at Cheltenham in January and performing very well on the heavy going.
Guitar Pete is a good horse with a lot more experience than most in this race. Guitar Pete has been very consistent over the past 12 months and definitely worth a place bet. Activial is inexperienced with only 3 career races, but comes into this race with a good win at Kempton in February. Broughton has a lot of experience on turf, but has only been run over hurdles twice, but has looked good, with a win at Muselburgh in February.
Ivan Grozny is a Mullins trained horse that impressed at Naas in January with a win in a field of 22 runners on heavy going and a 2nd place at Leopardstown in December and is certainly one to watch.
Pearl Castle comes into this race having stepped up to hurdles very well with 2 wins at Doncaster in January and February. Pearl Castle has a chance here. Tiger Roll has only been run twice, so is largely an unknown, but if you fancy a speculative punt and the odds look good then Tiger Roll has already had a win and second place over this distance over the hurdles.
At good odds Royal Irish Hussar has actually won over the Cheltenham hurdles back in November and could surprise here.
WinDrawWin Prediction - Pearl Castle To Win. Royal Irish Hussar To Place.