Architect Tips is back with three tips from today's action.
Givega is a sister to the high-class Quevega and has to be respected on hurdles debut but I much prefer the chances of HOT ROD LINCOLN (NAP) (best price 15/8) who ran a really good race on hurdles debut at Chepstow and is expected to build on that here and prove hard to beat.
He was well-supported into second favourite behind Paul Nicholls’ Knowsley Road and given the winner had the benefit of experience courtesy of two bumper starts, his performance in defeat can be marked up for more reasons than one. He raced keenly throughout and the winner, who’s held in high regard, was granted a soft lead but Harry Fry’s charge was the only horse able to go with the eventual winner a long way from the finish and still managed to keep tabs on Nicholls’ charge after the second last as the pair pulled clear of the remainder.
The last hurdle was omitted but to his credit he kept on well to finish fourth having briefly looked like he would drop out the back of the television once the second and third eventually got past him but that was a testament to his natural ability to keep going despite doing plenty wrong in the interim. He will have learnt a lot that day and Johnny Burke takes over in the saddle here which is great news. This drop in trip should suit and that Chepstow form is the best form on the table, so he’s confidently selected to take the spoils.