Black Corton is on a roll here and trying for a six-timer. He’s a bonny type but he’s pretty short for a horse who has yet to put up a decent speed figure, especially as he’s been in fine form and has had plenty chances to do so.
I think Sir Ivan is good value to beat the favourite. He has clocked speed figures twice now that are a fair bit in advance of what Black Corton has managed, this despite only recently beginning to get it together over fences. He’s improving and I like his attitude an awful lot. There’s an admirable tenacity about him. He could do with sharpening his jumping, but I’m happy at the price to back him. This is his toughest test by far but his trainer is no fool and I doubt he’d be here if he wasn’t up to it.
For online punters Stan James are a full point better than anyone else in offering 15/2.