A field of this class is noteworthy and I am deliberately avoiding overanalysing this race due to the fact I am already bias towards two horses and biased against another two.
IMHO Might Bite never quite manages to bite when it matters and is the master of the early season ITV non festival Saturday race. Mortalised by defeat to Native River I just cant see Might Bite having the necessary mentality to take a field of this quality despite winning with ease last year.
Native River himself, a horse I have always supported, is also not my choice here as the win at Cheltenham was so perfectly planned there are few lucky fortune tokens left for a one off race such as this.
Bristol De Mai often fails to impress at Kempton and Politilogue who has ran well this year has failed to get in front too many times.
For value bets in this race I think the reports and injury free period could see THISTLECRACK bounce back and win this. The key danger is WAITING PATIENTLY who is unbeaten and hasn’t looked like losing. Moved from Malcom to Ruth Jefferson this horse has been nurtured like a champion in waiting and the patience shown by these exemplary trainers in doing so justifies serious e/w support.