As the only hurdle winner set to take aim at this 10 runner field Outofthisworld could be seen as a very obvious choice but perhaps that’s doing some of her rivals a disservice.
The Alan King trained Midnightreferendum finished second in a Grade 2 national hunt flat race at Aintree and the form of that contest looks very good indeed. The downside to the King runner however is a slightly disappointing 7th placed finish on her hurdling debut doesn’t inspire a tonne of confidence but this race looks far less competitive and a finish closer to the front is certainly expected.
The some what of an unknown quantity is Amethea. She’s not done all that much to take note of in her career to date but trainer Ben Pauling has his horses going well at the moment and its very interesting to see that top jockey Nico De Boinville travels to Fontwell just for this one ride. A possible each way shout for punters looking for a horse at a bigger price but I can’t see past the top weight who aims to add another winner to the long list of Harry Fry successes.
OUTOFTHISWORLD (WIN) – NAP