Punting hints and trainer insight for the Mersey Novices’ Hurdle

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What has to we make of Cheltenham shape?
The betting market shows that is between Brewin’upastorm, fourth in closing month’s Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, and Supreme Novices’ Hurdle seventh Angels Breath.
Brewin’upastorm just shaded it within the making a bet on Friday at five-2, with Angels Breath a three-1 shot. That might also seem too close primarily based on their Cheltenham exploits as Angels Breath completed 22 lengths behind Supreme winner Classical Dream even as Brewin’upastorm got to inside 5 and three-region lengths of Ballymore winner City Island.
However, Angels Breath had arrived at the pageant with the loftier reputation and became sent off at 6-1 for what appeared beforehand a pink-warm Supreme, and trainer Nicky Henderson is hopeful a step up in experience to 2m4f can display him in a higher light than that attempt.
The Big Bite, 12th within the Supreme, additionally traces up in a race in which 14 of the beyond 20 winners had run at the Cheltenham Festival, with 8 of them completing inside the first four within the Ballymore.

What about folks who skipped the pageant?
Bouggler and Finian’s Oscar are the only two horses inside the closing ten years to win this having not made an appearance at the Cheltenham Festival – but then we have a lesser fashionable of a festival runner on display this 12 months.
High-class sorts along with Peddlers Cross, Simonsig, Lac Fontana and Yorkhill doubled up, while Spirit Son and Black Op were 2nd at Cheltenham and Nichols Canyon was 1/3.
Ubak changed into the only horse to win this having completed out of the locations at the festival, which need to supply the ones coming right here from somewhere else desire as none of those who arrive thru Cheltenham made the first three there.
Among people who missed the pageant, One For Rosie has a five-duration defeat of Glen Forsa within the shape ebook, even as Kateson finished towards Champ in the Challow than Brewin’upastorm managed within the Ballymore. Obrigado comes in unbeaten over hurdles, and Chosen Mate is from 3 on this sphere.

KEY STAT
Eight of the final ten winners have been sent off 9-2 or shorter, with six winning favourites in that point – but just two at odds-on. The more massive priced winners have been sixteen-1 and 22-1.
What they are saying
Nicky Henderson, instructor of Angels Breath
I’ve always liked the pony, and I think the step up to two and a 1/2 need to fit him.
Olly Murphy, instructor of Brewin’upastorm
He’s in exact form. The and 1/2 miles on a flat tune have to match him, and the gradual ground may not bother him. I’m honestly looking forward to strolling him.