A little cognac would go down very nicely this crisp afternoon. Alas, I am abstaining until after tomorrow's Crowborough 10k, an event for humans, not equines.
There can be no debate about the winner of the first race, the Sportingbet Long Distance Hurdle. Big Buck's has been odds-on for as long as anyone can remember. As I write he's being quoted at 1/10 or 1/12. Turning my attention to the main race of the afternoon, Hold On Julio seems to me to have a good chance.
200 Newbury: Big Buck's
235 Newbury: Scots Gaelic
310 Newbury: Hold On Julio
340 Newbury: Oh Crick