Generalyse usually likes to track the pace and is my second top rated so should have place claims and 7/1 is a decent price for its chances. Top Offer is the favourite and can be held up but I think it will need to track the pace here, even though its won over the trip the times were slow and it really needs another furlong if the pace is fast which it could be here. Three Pips is only a three year old so could be open to some improvement but I think it prefers a slower surface but it can either track the leaders or lead itself so can't be discounted easily. SMOKETHATTHUNDERS 8/1 is my top rated and it can either be held up or track the pace and its best time was recorded over this course and distance so if it runs to its best form has a chance here and fair odds it's a decent each way bet at least. Borough Boy may find the going too fast for it and is usually held up but doubt it will be involved in the finish. Majestic Dream may find this trip on the short side but it has been known to lead before so could have some sort of chance. Aye Aye Skipper is another that can either lead or track the leaders but its times have been slow and I doubt it will be involved in the finish. Coiste Bodhar another three year old that could have improvement still to come but does need to improve quite a lot to win here and its price 16/1 backs up my thoughts and doubt it will improve enough here to win. Bonjour Steve is the third three year old and may find this trip too short but does like to track the pace but its not for me here and needs to improve a lot to win. Divertimenti is the veteran of the field at ten years old and hasn't recorded a decent time even with its racing style of tracking the leaders.
SUMMARY: This is in essence a poor class five race so its not the sort of race where i'd advise going in very heavily but i do think that SMOKETHATTHUNDERS 8/1 must have an each way chance at least.
SMOKETHATTHUNDERS 10/1 2ND
Top Two Rated = £77 EXACTA