This horse was placed in Irish point-to-points and was subsequently a useful hurdler (who was placed in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle at the 2019 Cheltenham Festival).
He made a very pleasing chasing debut at Sandown eight days ago, where he was an impressive six-length winner against arguably better opposition than he faces here.
Champagne Court will be a short price, but looks a banker for any multiples you plan on placing today.
Gary Moore is always to be feared at one of his local tracks and this horse looks to have been laid out for this race.
He won this contest last season over a much shorter trip than today’s marathon 3m4f distance. He has followed the same path this season, when running respectably at Exeter four weeks ago.
Cheque En Blanc is able to run off just three pounds higher than when winning last year and this horse holds very strong credentials here.
This mare looks to be building towards a big effort in what is likely to be a war of attrition in the last race of the day at Plumpton.
Stamina certainly seems to her forte (her dam Howya Pet won over four miles in the past) and she shaped well over this course and distance last month.
With that effort behind her and the ground likely to be very testing at Plumpton, she holds very solid claims here.
* All odds correct at time of posting.