One of the Ladbrokes 'specials' going in the Supreme Novices.
Nicky Henderson's Oscar Nominee. Won a Southwell maiden hurdle by 27 lengths and then finished behind McCain's Cinders And Ashes in the Supreme Trial at Haydock.
They go much shorter than anyone else @ 16/1, there's plenty of 33/1, some 40/1, while Hills, Corals and Stan James are 50/1.
Apparently it didn't go on the heavy ground at Haydock and, as it's usually decent ground at Cheltenham, it seems someone could be expecting a much improved performance, and has either tipped Ladbrokes off or had a bit of a punt himself.
I've had a little E/W bet at 50s anyway. It's entered in 3 races this week so the picture might become clearer. Either another bet down the pan or on a leading contender at a huge price. Probably the former.
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