This week The Snout takes over our Free Tip and we go to Scotland for the National. The big race of the weekend. Can we land it? Good luck if you get on
3.55 Ayr – VINTAGE CLOUDS
VINTAGE CLOUDS is made for this race. He has some absolutely top class form to his name – 2nd to Politologue, was running a huge race when falling behind Bristol De Mai in the Peter Marsh, 3rd behind Vieux Lion Rouge and Blaklion, then was running a huge race at Cheltenham in the Ultima when coming down. He is an out and out stayer and this trip is going to bring the best out of him for sure. I just cannot leave him out running off 134, over this trip, with some of that form in the book. He was rated 142 when he was probably booked for 2nd/3rd behind Bristol De Mai and yet here he runs off just 134. To me he has so much in hand and is the best handicapped horse, along with Southfield Royale who if he comes back to his novice form then he could be tough to beat, but this one looks rock solid and if his jumping holds up, which I think it will, then it is hard to see him out of the frame.
0.5pt ew 16-1 SkyBet where 6 PLACES are paid.