On going that has been described as good/soft but looks suspiciously like heavy to me, we can look forward to day two of the Festival. The first day really threw up some shocks as was proved by a £90,000 Placepot, so with the going in mind here are my thoughts for the second day. Champ goes for his fifth win in succession in the first race but I am not sure Nicky Henderson’s charge has ever faced conditions like this this, Battleoverdoyen certainly has and has a major chance. But I will side with a young novice from Olly Murphy’s yard, Brewin’Upastorm. He will have the champion jockey on his back and looks sure to go well. The Coral Cup has thrown up one or two surprises in the past including a 20/1 last year in Bleu Berry, and Willie Mullins can also saddle this year’s winner. But I don’t think it will be with favourite Uradel even with the help of Ruby Walsh, he was a beaten favourite last time out and didn’t show enough to take this. Further down the handicap he runs Calie Du Mesnil who has a top class apprentice in the saddle claiming 5lbs also a first time tongue tie will help and he could be the answer to this. The 4.50 is another race that throws up some shocks, last year’s winner was 33/1, and I look to another Irish challenger to take this year’s renewal. Jessica Harrington has Got Trumped in the field and he looks a horse that has been crying out for softer ground all winter. With the added assistance of Robbie Power in the saddle he is my idea of the winner. The final event of day two is the Champion Bumper and the Irish trainers have some classy individuals in the running for this including Envoi Allen, Blue Sari and Meticulous but I will go with a trainer from this side of the water to send out the winner. That is Alan King and the horse is The Glancing Queen, she is a course and distance winner and gets the mares allowance here giving her a significant advantage in this going.
Wednesday E/W Lucky 15
2.50 Calie Du Mesnil
4.50 Got Trumped
5.30 The Glancing Queen
You can find all previous analysis and previews from Seymour Biz in his weekly Saturday Horse Racing Tips column on EveryTip.co.uk.