Politologue has 16 lengths to make up on MIN based on their Queen Mother Champion Chase exertions and, although the grey should get closer, he will need this flat track and first-time hood to spark serious improvement if he is to beat Willie Mullins’ charge. The selection only found the classy Altior too good last time out, and did travel like the winner for much of the way before being outpaced by Nicky Henderson’s charge down the home straight. Balko Des Flos won the Ryanair Chase last month in devastating fashion, although that race did seem to fall apart somewhat and Un De Sceaux (second) looked a lucky winner at Fairyhouse last time out when barely confirming the form. Cloudy Dream could launch a late place bid, but the remainder have plenty to find in this sort of company.
Tip: Balko Des Flos (1/1)