A big field of 26 is expected for the Magners Plate big only four runners have single digit odds. We take a look at the big names and their latest odds according to the Betfred market…
A 90-day break seems to have worked wonders for favourite So Scottish as since that rest, it has been nothing but first or second places for the Emmet Mullins trained six-year-old. He has been favourite or joint favourite for each of those five runs. Despite being at the top of the market, no fewer than 18 horses in the field have a higher Racing Post Rating so if you are a big fan of those numbers, this one might not be for you. 4/1 with Betfred at the time of writing.
The Paul Nicholls trained Il Ridito is the second place horse in the market and we have him as a 7/1 shot. It was his last run that has seen him come in as he beat a decent field at Cheltenham. In fact, his last three races have all been at the course, so you can’t accuse his trainer of not getting him familiar with the surroundings. Well beaten however by another contender in this race on NY Day.
As you would fully expect, Willie Mullins has a very live contender going and for this one it is Haut En Couleurs who he’ll saddle up. Beaten last time out by Ryanair contender Janidil despite being an odds-on favourite, that wasn’t overly encouraging on paper but plenty is expected going forward. 5/2 with us.
It was Midnight River who won at Cheltenham on NY Day, beating Il Ridoto. So it might come as a bit of a surprise to see the Dan Skelton trained eight-year-old ou at 17/2 whilst Il Ridoto is pretty much half the odds. Two wins and a solid third place in his past three. Intriguing.
The two entries with the highest Racing Post Ratings are well down in the betting. Frero Banbou is priced up at 12s with Coole Cody out at 25s. Both of their 169 ratings can be seen as remnants of encouraging looking careers that have gone off the rails a wee it in recent years. Tough to fervently back either.
Our tipster Owen McMahon has gone with 10/1 Datsalrightgino as a 10/1 each-way shot, in his preview of the Day 3 action he wrote about the seven-year-old, ‘Jamie Snowden’s seven-year-old is an extremely reliable sort who’s been running against classy types all season. He’ll appreciate conditions and the track, for his career best performance was on soft ground over course and distance back in January.’
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