Plenty of runners in the races there (as always) so competition is fierce on paper, but these races can be reduced to a handfull as most are no-hopers. One I have been banging on about since it won here at last years festival is TRUCKERS DELIGHT. It ran a cracker that day in a competitve 2-mile hurdle, winning in a fast time that would have put it close to pushing Hurricane Fly in the race half-an-hour earlier. He loves this track and the going on the "fast" side of good will suit him. He was given a break over winter to miss the soft going but before his lay-off he won a decent chase at Stratford last November. He's had a pipe-opener in the last month to bring him right and ran well behind Psycho (who is 3rd fav for the 2-mile chase on todays card behind Riverside Theatre and Captain Cee Bee) and he could do the biz today in the 4:15 handicap chase. He's 8/1 but those odds should lengthen.
Later on the card at 6:40 RIVERSIDE THEATRE runs. He hated the undulations of Cheltenham, but rallied strongly from the 2nd-last to be 5th in the Arkle. That's top class form with Mad Max, Somersby and Osana confirming the form at Aintree. Riverside Theatre can take this today on a course and going that will suit him best and with the Irish money going on Captain Cee Bee, RIVERSIDE THEATRE is a healthy 7/2. Let's relieve them of their cash - they'd only spend it on Guiness!