Well the last day is here, sadly that is, I'm going into the last day with a healthy 37 points profit and dont intend to lose it, not all of it anyways!!
The County Hirdle is a nightmare this year, trawling through it I think maybe Sandsend represents a bit of value, he won a Grade 3 last time with the second (Forge Meadow) going on to win the Redmill, in turn beating Identity Thief who finished fourth in the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday. Sandsend is 4.7 for a place, 3.75 five places and 3 six places.
The Albert Bartlett is a very hard race for young hurdlers to run in, three miles in heavy going is a big ask for these young horses at this stage of their careers. With Black Op finishing second in the Ballymore then his conqueror Santine looks to be the one to be on, already a winner on heavy going, short but 5.5 and 2.38 the place.
In the big one, Balko Des Flos boosted the form by winning the Ryan Air and I think his conqueroro of last time Road To Respect is the one here. Still only 7, a second season chaser, will love the ground and the distance and is the value here at 15 and 4.3 to place, 2.34 five places.
The Foxhunters could be the race for Foxrock and his new stable, 3.45 to place to 2.34 five places
I would love to see the Pipe team win this and they have a decent chance with their runer but I'm thinking the value here is in Melrose Boy, beaten by Topofthegame (getting 7lbs) was a decent efort last time out with that winner going on to be second in this years Coral Cup, gives Melrose Boy a sporting each way chance here, 25 to win, 6.2 to place to 3.2 six places
Finally, to end the Festival we hyave the Bookies Benefit Grand Annual Chase. Bouvreuil s a tentative choice. On this stiff course the drop back in trip shouldnt hinder the 7 year old has been placed three time at the Festival already and can go well again today. At 4.7 to place to 2.6 six plaxes.
Enjoy the last day its a long time to the next first day.