The Betfair Chase at Haydock next Saturday looks like being a classic.
Some of the very best jumps horses of the moment will compete in a race that now takes on the appearance of a mini Gold Cup.
Bobs Worth, Long Run, Tidal Bay, Dynaste, Cue Card, First Lieutenant and Imperial Commander are among those taking on the one I tipped to win the corresponding race last year - the Paul Nicholls trained Silviniaco Conti.
It looks like being a race not to be missed... and a tough one in which to call the winner. Time will tell.
Before the weekend . . .
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