Longer trip points to Jezki

Jezki is much better over today's trip

Jezki (blue) is proven over today's trip.

Jezki

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Betting Tip: @ 11/4 with bet365

At first glance this looks a good opportunity for Arctic Fire to get a deserved breakthrough at the highest level after a string of placed efforts in Grade 1s, including when finishing runner-up in last month’s Champion Hurdle. The way he was keeping on behind easy winner Faugheen suggests he’ll cope with the extra four furlongs here, although it was a slowly-run renewal (five seconds slower than 2014) and I prefer to go with the proven stamina of JEZKI, who won the Hatton’s Grace over this trip. The relatively sedate pace at Cheltenham would not have suited the 2014 champion hurdler, who was tapped for toe at the finish, and he looks a good bet at 11/4 to reverse the form. Rock On Ruby will ensure this is a good test and he’s not discounted lightly, although he’d be the oldest winner since Mister Morose in 2000.

Betting Tip: @ 11/4 with bet365

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