Black Hercules was going to win easily until he fell last time but that accident hasn’t left any lasting impression judged on his homework and this is the right race for him. However, it’s a slight concern that he ran so badly in the Albert Bartlett last year, although he did run well in the Bumper the year before. For me, Outlander
has the better chance of the pair. Fences have really brought out the best in him and his form over fences is rock solid – especially the Grade One win last time. There is a question mark over his ability to be as effective on drying ground but I don’t see why he won’t handle it fine.