I was at Kelso when Big River won his first chase last month and I was taken with his looks as much as the performance. He’s a bonny type (that’s him on the featured picture of this post – note the unusual jockey colours).
The odds on favourite was out of the race early at Kelso Big giving River an easy task. I’d like to have seen the fav stand up to get a better idea of Big River’s merit, so I wouldn’t go mad by any means today. But I think he has the scope to make a decent chaser and he’s worth betting at around 4/1.