Brown Advisory Novices Chase (1.55pm, Wednesday)
Melissa Jones gets the ball rolling with her pick against the jolly The Big Breakaway (13/2 Betfair) as the value bet in the race. She stated that the ground may be a concern for Monkfish.
Meanwhile, Ed agrees that Colin Tizzard’s The Big Breakaway looks a good each-way play. He then goes on to talk about some of the problems at the Tizzard yard which has seen him badly underperform this season. Despite this he still likes the look of the other Tizzard runner Fiddlerontheroof who is now a best-priced 25/1 with bet365*
Peter Scudamore is a big fan of Monkfish who he calls “a monster” and says “he is one of those most exciting horses we have seen for a very long time”.
‘Scu’ goes on to say he’d even fancy Monkfish to win the Gold Cup! His odds are only 4/7 with Betfair to win this novices contest but needless to say this is Scu’s Cheltenham banker.