Well that was a bruising week for us at Aintree. Baffling results on the regular Mildmay course were matched by the full gamet of hard luck stories for our selections over the big fences.
A frustrating week was concluded first by a loose horse knocking the jockey off Thunder and Roses just as he had established a great position, then by watching One For Arthur storm home having deserted him at the last moment for fear of the drying ground. We live and learn.
Hopefully there will be no loose horses over the 6 furlongs at Naas this afternoon. The Aidan O’Brien trained Cenotaph could be anything, but he is priced as if he is something, and a 22lb rise for an easy all-weather win 7 month ago means the value probably lies elsewhere.
We thought Club Wexford ran a blinder last week at Leopardstown when trapped out wide from an outside draw over 7 furlongs. He had to sit and suffer but still stormed home for a closing second.
A middle draw here should allow him to track the trail-blazing Tribal Path, and he can use his stamina to good effect over this stiff straight course. He appears significantly overpriced.
Recommendation: Club Wexford (1455 Naas), 14/1 Bet365,
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