It's back to the home of NH racing this weekend and the feature race is the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, many contested the BetVictor Gold Cup here in November which provides a solid form line.
Village Vic (7/1)
Won the race last year off 136, much higher in weights now but fancied to make bold bid from the front.
Has threatened for long time to win a big one but always seems to run on to late when the winner has flown, solid EW chance but opposable for win.
Arguably could have finished closer when 4th in the BetVictor Gold Cup, best form is on soft ground and unlikely to get that here, opposable unless rain arrives.
Tricky ride who has high head carriage, well backed this week but others preferred.
Thomas Brown (10/1)
More unexposed than most, won well last time at Ascot and fancied to go well. Slight concern is that didn't run very well over course in March.
Conclusion: - This doesn't look quite as strong as the BetVictor Gold Cup in November, where Village Vic lead everywhere but the line. Although vunerable to a better handicapped unexposed rival, he will make a bold bid from the front and give you solid run for your money.