Greatness represents the strong Tony Martin yard and while on first look maybe second string on jockey bookings, however Shane Shortall takes a valuable five pounds off. This horse won at Galway before a decent third in a three mile event at Gowran. Drop back should suit and may well be still below a winning mark in a tough handicap.
A cracking renewal which would not look out off place in at the festival with the third and fourth from that race. Also have the fifth from the triumph hurdle Petite Perissiane. And while that may look the form pick she had a hard race. The selection is Dalmatia, while she is presently at big odds, she has done noting wrong in her three starts over hurdles. This step up in trip will suit and could see her reverse form with a couple of these.
The final selection is Smashing in the feature Ryanair Gold Cup. He flopped in the Arkle however I feel he is better over this trip and looks ignored in the betting market. Favourite is solid enough but is very short and there is very little between Apache Stronghold and Valseur Lido. Smashing should run a big race on ground that will suit.