I’m in the Betfair tent now listening too all the gossip. The World Hurdle is the big one and I’ve heard a few views. BJK is not proving popular with the experts I’ve spoken to. Mighty Man seems to be the big Timeform fancy and there are a lot of good reasons to like him. I’ve been more influenced by Sean Boyce who thinks that Kasbah Bliss is the one to be on. I really like this horse, but I would have thought he’d have wanted it softer – Sean doesn’t think so. He’s a price and I may have a man’s bet on him.
Paul Kealy thinks Adamant Approach is the bet for the last despite the fact that he is a 13 year old. Rodger Sargent likes Tikram as he may prefer this ground to his recent runs and is in good form. AP McCoy is doing 10-3 on Moncadou which is a weight he virtually never does – this is a tip in itself and Thierry Doumen has shown that he can train. I may have to go in on that one as well.
So it is looking as if I’ll be backing two French horses today for a father and son double. I’ll probably leave the remainder as I have a busy day planned.