Paisley Park can reclaim his crown
Emma Lavelle‘s class performer, Paisley Park, took this Grade One prize in 2018 on the technique to successful the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham the following March. Although, he was disappointing in final season’s Stayers Hurdle, the 165 rated eight-year-old made an encouraging comeback when second to Thyme Hill on this yr’s Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury final month.
Thyme Hill received the verdict by a length-and-a-half at Newbury however this time finds himself 3lbs worse off. The different concern about him is that he tends to be given loads of time between his races so a return simply three weeks later needs to be a priority in these circumstances. I simply assume Paisley Park is a more durable particular person and that swings issues in his favour for me.
We should not neglect there are greater than two runners in the subject although and considered one of them is the 2015 winner Thistlecrack.
Colin Tizzard‘s highly-talented performer took the Group One staying prize, then went on to land the World Hurdle that season earlier than switching to chasing and successful the King George at Kempton Christmas 2016. He has had his issues since then and his final race came to visit the smaller obstacles in the 2019 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury. Where he was solely overwhelmed a size by at present’s choice Paisley Park.
Sojourn was at all times going to be a staying chaser
Sojourn couldn’t have been a extra spectacular winner on his final outing at Carlisle, successful by 15 lengths, displaying he has stamina to burn. Connections ran him simply twice in novice hurdles earlier than sending him chasing, this at all times wanting his recreation. As such, he’s nonetheless massively unexposed, wanting effectively able to shrugging off his 11lb rise for that success and stamping his place as a staying chaser. It appears to be like like Anthony Honeyball has a correct horse on his arms right here and one with an enormous future.
Hill Sixteen could possibly be the one to chase him house. He is unbeaten since becoming a member of Nigel Twiston-Davies, who might hardly have received any simpler on his debut for these connections. He received by 46 lengths in a handicap chase at Ffos Las earlier than grinding out a handicap hurdle success from a decrease mark at Newbury. He is trying to make it hat-trick of wins for his new yard however I’ve extra considerations about him getting the journey than Sojourn.