CARLITO Brigante is the bookie’s favorite here, despite there are a lot of contenders and the odds are very close in this wide open race writes Milesey. Winner of the Coral Cup in 2011, Carlito Brigante also scored over fences at Cheltenham earlier this season and ran well behind Dynaste there in November and we believe he is capable of running a big race here. Kapga De Cerisy has a lack of experience in bigger fields and has only been to Cheltenham once, but he is a very fair each way chance and is one of the form horses coming into the race. The Druids Nephew has looked a smart prospect from the day he joined Turnell from the point-to-point sphere and looks nailed on to take over from Coral Cup/Jewson fourth Micheal Flips as the star of the stable.
Attaglance and Colour Squadron have also attracted support in the race but although the former was a Festival winner over hurdles last season, the latter is seemingly priced on expectation and not previous form, with his jumping certainly leaving something to be desired.
And if you are looking for a long shot, don’t forget to consider Vulcanite. He’s not a sure runner here, so bet on him only with bookmakers offering a Non Runner No Bet promotion.
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