Nicky Henderson’s presence in this small field finale is very noticeable. Welsh Saint looks to have a good opportunity to build on a debut fourth at Bangor where he ran as if he would benefit from the experience. The 5yo is related to three winners including the very smart Irish Saint. He was a very expensive purchase for the powerful owner and can make amends here with victory today on route to the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival. On-fire jockey James Bowen is back on board today and can add to his tally here. The main danger will likely come from Tom George’s Now Look at Me who is already a winner and runs under a penalty here having failed to carry the same penalty to victory last time out. He looks most likely to pounce should the selection fail to fire.
WELSH SAINT (WIN) – NAP