Just a quick update while I wait for my flight at Helsinki airport. Hopefully you’ll have read my posting on Gold Cup selection Exotic Dancer and backed him at 16/1 before Denman’s eclipse in the Levy Board Chase on Saturday. Lots of different interpretations following that but I don’t think this is the same horse we saw last year and Paul Nicholls does not seem at all optimistic about Gold Cup prospects. He has also been scratched from the Grand National this morning. So whilst it’s sad to see this great horse’s demise this is good news for Exotic Dancer supporters who is now a best priced 12/1 following further support this morning.
Celestial Halo remains a 12/1 chance (same price as when advised) so we are the right side of the layers with our other five selections all shorter. I am getting closed to selecting my NAP bet of the meeting and have narrowed it down to two possibles. Less than 30 days to go before the roar goes up!