THIS is really an exercise to see if there’s anything that can beat 1-4 shot Buveur D’Air.
Let’s face it, there isn’t on the trends front!
He is the right sort of age at seven, won last time out and took this race 12 months ago.
Barry Geraghty’s mount would be giving away more than two stone all round if this was a handicap
Looking at his rivals, Boite and Verdana Bleu fall down because they didn’t win last time out.
Global Citizen has won just three times over hurdles, which isn’t enough to fit the trends for this race.
So Buveur D’Air’s closest rival appears to be If The Cap Fits.
He has winning form at Kempton and has four hurdles wins to his name.
He is the one for forecast punters.
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