Movewiththetimes looked like he had Finian’s Oscar’s measure last time out, before he just caught him up the hill.
This looks a far weaker race – anything bigger than even money you can get for him should be taken.
Maifalki was a big price last time at Wolverhampton running over a mile and a half. Got to the front and looked all over the winner turning in, but he just ran out of stamina in the last half furlong.
Three other horses went by, and he’s now dropped two and a half furlongs here if he gets the lead he’ll have a really good chance in this one.
He should be a big enough price to back each way, too.
I see this one as a two-way clash between Paul Nicholls’ Act of Valour and Nicky Henderson’s We Have A Dream.
Act of Valour was very impressive winning at Newcastle on his debut for Nicholls, and you would think that heavy ground wouldn’t suit him – yet he still won. Rated 97 on the flat for Michael O’Callaghan and he looks like he’ll make a decent juvenile hurdler.
But… We Have A Dream was equally as impressive on his debut for Nicky at Warwick. Just with his form being a little stronger – I’m going to side with him.
When it comes to the Mares Handicap Hurdle, Lady Karina is very lightly raced, having only had four runs in her entire life.
She’s won her last two, beating Lamanver Odyssey at Hereford before making a winning reappearance in November.
She’s only been given five pounds for her win and I believe her stamina can bring her into the mix here and she will go well off an each-way price.