One of the feature races at Cheltenham today. A race with 13 known trends over the past 10 years. Here are the results:
11 -Sound Investment
10 – Tenor Nivernais
9 – Annocotty & Buywise
7 – Art Mauresque, Champagne West & Little John
Interestingly all of the above had a career best LTO, with relatively close speed figures, with Sound Investment the fastest, then Champagne West, and the rest have equal speed figures.
For form we look at Champagne West, the Little John, followed by Art Mauresque & Buywise.
Ability; Annocotty, Sound Investment, followed by Little John.
Probability; Art Mauresques, Champagne West followed by Sound Investment.
Still it is difficult to split them as none have had no significant weight rises and positive profiles are similar.
If form and speed is the key then one, will be going against the trends and will have Champagne West and Little John, However the former is having it first run of the season. That can be said for Annocotty when he won the Paddy Power last month!
Sound Investment actually is the fastest horse with a 3lb rise hoping to reverse the form on Annocotty in the Paddy Power who has risen 5lbs. You can trow in Buywise too who came 3rd in the same race in a closely run finish. That said these are the class horses in the race, where the others a stepping up.
For probability, speed and trends, then Sound Investment is the pick to win, but I expect a very close race.
It will be interesting to see how the form horses do in this race, if they worthy of putting in a notebook