Betting Forecast : EVS Kayf Adventure, 9/2 Fly Camp,12/1 Shaama Grise, 9/1 Billy Bronco, 16/1 Midnight Sapphire, 16/1 Knight Of Noir, 25/1 Goodbye Dancer, 28/1 Chase End Charlie, 22/1 Ossie’s Dancer
Fly Camp won a 15-runner novice at Exeter last time by 4½ lengths scoring for the second time in 4 starts over hurdles without necessarily needing to improve, the favourite’s non-completion undoubtedly making his task easier. He will be suited by the extra 3 furlongs today. Shaama Grise Won a handicap at Chepstow (by 7 lengths from Culture de Sivola) in January and is 15lb higher today. She ran just as well in 2nd last time in a much deeper race however probably should have won as was in front at the last but wandered in the run-in and headed close home. In hood last 3 starts: There are obvious question marks re temperament when under pressure and over the extra 3 furlongs. Preference goes to Kayf Adventure who confirmed previous promise when winning 8-runner novice at Fontwell last time impressively by 14 lengths from Flemcara, kicking on early in straight and drawing clear between last 2: Only up 4lb is sure to progress again and the opening mark looks lenient. Billy Bronco is one to watch and is brother to the potentially smart hurdler Tobefair (23f/3m). Was fortunate when won 7-runner maiden at Ayr last time by 6 lengths from Sideways, left clear 2 out.
Verdict: Winner Kayf Adventure