In the Jordan Electrics Ltd Future Champions Novices’ Chase (2.25) at Ayr on Saturday, Bristol De Mai already has the best single piece of form in the race and, back on his favoured soft ground, must have an outstanding chance of returning to winning ways. His 3-length second to Black Hercules in the JLT Novices’ Chase at the Cheltenham Festival provided further proof, if any were needed, of his ability and he should be too good for these.
In the Scotty Brand Handicap Chase (3.35), Solar Impulse is back on a career-high mark after a convincing 3¾-length win, in first-time blinkers, in the Grand Annual Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, but may be capable of following up. His three most recent wins have come on good ground, but he won on heavy going when trained in France, so slower underfoot conditions may not hinder his chance. More of a concern is whether the headgear will have the same effect this time but, if it does, he looks the form pick.
Selections: Ayr 2.25 Bristol De Mai, Ayr 3.35 Solar Impulse, 1-point Win Double