Willoughby Court Hard to Beat in Six-Timer Bid
This race has attracted another small field but that’s not unusual and there is enough class in this race to make it an interesting one.
WILLOUGHBY COURT comes here looking to complete a six-timer having taken his last three over hurdles including the Neptune at the Festival and his first two chase starts. He wasn’t particularly fluent on his debut but jumped like an old hand when defeating Yanworth at Newbury a month ago off level weights by 3L with the return to a left-handed track looking to be to his advantage.
Yanworth himself a Grade 1 winning hurdler has had a rather more chequered start to his chasing career winning on his debut at Exeter before falling at the same track subsequently. He got back on track last time out behind Willoughby Court although he did make a couple of mistakes and despite being better off at the weights may just find his old rival too good again. This isn’t a two-horse race though with Ballyandy returning from a break having won on his chase debut at Perth and he was hardly a slouch over hurdles and Ami Debois is also unbeaten over fences having won at Wetherby twice jumping in assured fashion each time although this is a tougher test.
Sizing Tennessee completes the field having finally got off the mark at the 8th attempt over fences over further around this course and he may find these a bit too sharp as he steps back in trip.