Finnegan’s Garden won this race in 2017, one of two course and distance victories last season, and is partnered with Noel Fehily who was on board for one of these wins and boasts a 44% winning strike rate in the last three years over fences at the course. With conditions to suit he can gain another victory here today.
The most likely to put up a challenge is Chivers who has winning form in soft ground on the flat and gave the impression he would improve for the experience when fourth behind Kalashnikov last time out. He should continue to progress and rates a live danger.
A final mention goes to Muilean Na Madog who has pulled up on two prior runs in testing ground, but both these came over hurdles and his chase debut suggested he will make a better chaser than hurdler so he is afforded respect.
Finnegan’s Garden (WIN) – NAP