There is not a single result in this race that I couldn’t envisage. I would be thrilled if Annie Power could win as I’ve been a huge admirer but, in what is clearly a wacky race, a wacky selection is called for, and, probably against my better judgement, I’m going to stick with Peace And Co
. Let’s be quite clear, he’s been pretty abominable on both starts this season but I get the strong feeling that Nicky Henderson feels he is somewhere near his best after a wind operation and various other remedial measures. I can quite understand why Daryl Jacob felt he had to ride Top Notch, but there is no doubt in my mind which is the more talented of the two horses.