In what should turn out to be one of the spectacles of the entire Christmas period, TTEBBOB(best price 4/1)
is the value bet to topple hot-pot Douvan and two other potentially top-class novice chasers in this mouth-watering Grade 1 affair. Although Jessica Harrington’s charge did have some smart form over hurdles, he’s looked a completely different beast since tackling fences, jumping with the sure-footedness and panache of a chaser way beyond his years. Despite being aided and abetted by the first fence departure of Moyle Park, the son of Milan couldn’t have been any more impressive on debut at Thurles and even though he only faced two rivals on his latest start at Navan, the way he operated over his fences and galloped the pair into the ground was a sight to behold. Moreover, the time figures of both performances indicate he’s already been running to the standard of Championship level and with the likelihood of Robbie Power setting fairly strong fractions from the outset, the six-year-old will be taking his three rivals into areas they’ve yet to visit over fences so far to date.