2m. 3f. 200yds. 7 Declared.
Marsh Chase (Grade 1) (GBB Race) (Class 1 ) of £250,000.00 5-y-o plus
1st - €140,325.00 2nd - €52,775.00 3rd - €26,375.00 4th - €13,175.00 5th - €6,625.00 6th - €3,300.00 7th - €1,700.00 8th - €900.00 9th - €500.00 10th - €250.00
Formscan - Triumphant in this contest for the last two years, it can pay to side with the tried and trusted FAKIR D'OUDAIRIES, who may not be arriving in the best of form after a disappointing performance in the Ascot Chase but remains well capable on his day. Joseph O'Brien's charge seems to come alive around here and, like last year, he can fend off the attentions of Hitman (second), who arrives following a highly creditable placed effort in the Ryanair. Stablemate Pic D'Orhy had been on a roll this season until the Ascot Chase, where once again he was found wanting in Grade 1 company. On the other hand, talented handicapper Fugitif could be an interesting alternative having travelled like a horse with plenty of ability when runner-up at Cheltenham the last twice.