It was universally accepted that SONNY THE ONE (best price 2/1)
was an extremely unlucky loser at Taunton last time and gets the vote to gain compensation in this similar contest. Things appeared to be going swimmingly for Colin Tizzard’s charge until Tom Scudamore lost a stirrup leather halfway down the back straight and from that point onwards, the hapless jockey had to ride his mount rodeo-style over the final three fences. To the horse’s great credit, he kept on stoically despite the hindrance of the man aboard bouncing around in the saddle and he almost pulled off an unlikely victory over the improving The Brock Again. As it stands, that form alone entitles him to be a warm order against today’s field and that confidence is raised even further now the son of Toubougg is returning a trip more in-keeping with his overall profile.