Haydock’s NAP: A PLUS TARD | 3:00pm Betfair Chase (Grade 1) | Dom’s Pick
A solid renewal but not completely filled with star-quality, so Henry de Bromhead’s charge is taken to score across the Irish Sea under Rachael Blackmore and deny Bristol De Mai a fourth win in this race.
The selection showed his ability at this sort of trip when winning the Savills Chase and running a corker in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and while he doesn’t always win first time out, he could be a different animal over three miles.
Next Destination has proven a decent recruit to this sphere but will have to take an almighty step forward to land a race like this.
NB: ORBYS LEGEND | 2:25pm Betfair Exchange Stayers’ Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3)
The form of his Chepstow success is working out well and Philip Hobbs’s representative looks tailor-made for a contest of this magnitude now upped in trip, previously finishing second in a point.
His bumper form is particularly strong and the fact he remains on a left-handed track is another key factor as he chases a fourth career win.
Flight Deck received a nice form boost from his Ascot win earlier this week and looks a strong danger.