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Champion Hurdle

A total mess as far as having a bet right now is concerned. I do not even know what is definitely running and which of those that need supplementing will come on board so you could not bet this race right now.

This problem has come about because of the injuries to both ANNIE POWER and FAUGHEEN. Had either been here it would have been a simple job but right now we have four trading 12/1 or shorter, including YORKHILL (currently joint favourite in some lists), needing that fee paying.

Some weeks ago I advocated an e.w. play BRAIN POWER at double figure prices because the race looked like falling apart….it still might.

He’s now no bigger than 8/1 but I do have reservations about him going left-handed. The price I got compensated for that though and I can see him shortening again if those that need supplementing, are not.

I’ll not be seriously considering a bet here until the day but if YORKHILL was put back over the smaller obstacles (he should be because he’s not great over a fence), I’d be with him.

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