Jockey Silk
Form
413-221
Age
7
Weight
11st 4lbs
OR
152
Forecast SP
4/1
Jockey Silk
Form
41-12U1
Age
8
Weight
11st 4lbs
OR
146
Forecast SP
33/1
Jockey Silk
Form
1P-111F
Age
8
Weight
11st 4lbs
OR
155
Forecast SP
10/1
Jockey Silk
Form
P4-6514
Age
8
Weight
11st 4lbs
OR
150
Forecast SP
50/1
Jockey Silk
Form
121-11F
Age
9
Weight
11st 4lbs
OR
153
Forecast SP
3/1
Jockey Silk
Form
11-5111
Age
7
Weight
11st 4lbs
OR
145
Forecast SP
4/1
Jockey Silk
Form
83-7212
Age
7
Weight
11st 4lbs
OR
154
Forecast SP
10/1
Jockey Silk
Form
321-121
Age
8
Weight
11st 4lbs
OR
147
Forecast SP
7/2
Jockey Silk
Form
10-211P
Age
8
Weight
11st 4lbs
OR
152
Forecast SP
33/1
Jockey Silk
Form
8-1F11P
Age
9
Weight
11st 4lbs
OR
156
Forecast SP
12/1
PreviewsMINELLA INDO caused a shock when winning the Albert Bartlett at 50/1 last year, but there was no fluke about that victory and Henry De Bromhead's seven-year-old is a proper Grade 1 performer. A return to three miles saw him open his chasing account at Navan in January and he can confirm form over Allaho, who could give him most to think about. That rival was twice behind the selection in Grade 1 contests over hurdles last season, but it is interesting Willie Mullins heads here rather than Thursday's Marsh Chase with the Cheveley Park-owned six-year-old, who was ultra-impressive when winning at Fairyhouse last time. There are no doubts at all about Champ's engine and he proved when winning at Aintree last season that he will stay the three-mile distance. However, his jumping has been of real concern and Barry Geraghty will have to be at his best in a contest where his mount's fencing will be put under scrutiny. Colin Tizzard's pair of Copperhead and Slate House bring plenty of chasing experience to the table and it is the former who appeals most arriving here unbeaten in three. An emphatic 17-length winner of the Reynoldstown at Ascot last time, he has a lot of the required attributes to thrive here and is a must for the shortlist.
Templegate's Tip
Jockey SilkCopperhead (TREBLE)
Improving chaser who jumps well and will love this trip