WALK IN THE MILL won this race last year and I think he’s got a really strong chance of a repeat performance.
Following that triumph, he went on to finish fourth in the Grand National but his reappearance at Wincanton last time out was disappointing.
He handles these fences well and has the stamina for the 3m2f, so I think he’ll be right up there again.
Grade 1 action now in the Henry VIII Novices’ Chase, where I think TORPILLO can make it two from two over larger obstacles.
I was very impressed with his debut at Warwick where he beat Mister Fisher – winner of the G2 Supreme Trial last year – by three lengths.
He had a slight scare towards the end of the race but stayed on really well and is also a winner over course and distance, so I think he’s the one to catch.
The Many Clouds Chase is up next and I think MIGHT BITE can get some revenge on favourite Native River.
He was disappointing last season with poor displays in the Betfair Chase, King George and Gold Cup.
But he’s had a long rest and some of his best performances have come on this course, including big wins in the 2018 Betway Bowl and 2017 Betway Mildmay Chase.
If he can get back to his fluent self then I think he’ll make it three from three on this course.
We finish with the Sefton and I like the look of Paul Nicholls’ TOUCH KICK .
He’s got two wins from four this calendar year, including a hard-fought victory at Taunton and a comfortable win at Fakenham last time out.
He’s proven over this distance, and trainer and connections had the winner here last year with Warriors Tale. I think they have a great chance of striking again.
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