I wouldnt exactly be backing my festival fancies but for what its worth.....
In the Arkle i like Faasel at about 16/1 - he is 20/1 in places and represents great value - he is proven at cheltenham and while he only ran once over fences he did nothing to suggest that he wont handle the jumps – all of his good performances have come in the springtime. He is a bit of class and seems to have slipped completely under the radar.
The champion hurdle is not really a great race to back but I have a sneaky feeling Asian Maze at 14/1 has the best chance of getting in amongst the big 3. Another who runs well in the spring and should like the ground as well.
And in the sporting index chase I can’t help but having a few quid on Spot the Difference – getting old but in great form and bound to give you a run for your money at least.
2.35 Faasel 16/1 - €5 e/w
3.15 Asian Maze 14/1 €5 e/w
16.40 Spot the Difference 7/2 €10 win
Last of the big spenders!