Architect Tips is back with five tips from today's action, with runners at Carlisle and Navan.
SOARING GLORY (best price 5/4) is the class act in the field and could be too good for these if able to translate his hurdles ability to this sphere. He won last year’s Betfair Hurdle and ran a blinder when fifth in this year’s renewal, where he was in second until a bad mistake at the last hurdle cost him a top-three finish. The seven-year-old has an excellent record fresh which reads 111, so his fitness shouldn’t be an issue and he must therefore have an excellent chance off level weights if his jumping can pass the test.
The Troytown Chase is always a tough puzzle to solve but LIFETIME AMBITION (best price 9/1) could be a solid each-way option for the Jessica Harrington team here. He returned from a sixth month break to finish fourth in the Grand Sefton at Aintree, where he jumped and travelled really well, before finding no extra from the famous elbow. He’s entitled to be a lot fitter now and he handles soft ground really well too.
He won on his first start over three-miles in a Grade Three event when beating subsequent winner Darren’s Hope and then ran a really nice race to finish second in a Grade One behind Capodanno. A repeat performance of that effort here with a seven-pounds claimer booked to ride would surely see this seven-year-old run a big race. I think he’s been underestimated here and given he’s only been out of the top-four once in eighteen starts which proves his ultra-consistency, he makes lots of each-way appeal with most firms going five places.