Desert Recluse carrying a penalty against some likely sorts here. Two of them have presumably been quite heavily backed this morning, because Desert Recluse isn't the uneasy favourite I was expecting. He's much longer. The ground's a worry, plus his regressive nature on the flat, but he was a 90 rated horse before the regression just like those getting the sexy treatment this morning and could just have found a second wind at this game in a new yard. Can't help myself at the price, including the place price.
Desert Recluse 6pts ew at 5/1
Looked like he hurt himself hurdling there. Ground may well have gone against him as well.
Kentucky Hyden all the rage after his second in the Triumph which is fair enough. Can't disguise the fact he's 1 from 10 over hurdles. To be honest I had El Macca in as joint favourite!
El Macca 10pts win at 13/2
Clondaw Kaempfer 2pts win at 10/1
Hate getting the fave well beaten and still not collecting.
So much for Bangor. Onto Cheltenham!