Last term Potters Legend finished a close fourth in the Kim Muir Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, and a reproduction of that form would be good enough to see him succeed at Bangor. His jumping is often sketchy, but a recent run at Chepstow should have put him straight for his Bangor assignment.
Backers received an unexpected windfall when some bookies refunded stakes on Cloudy Dream for Saturday’s big handicap chase at Cheltenham after the gelding was inadvertently declared for another race. There will be no such refunds for those unfortunate punters who backed Defi Du Seuil into 7-2 market leader for Sunday’s prestigious Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham.
These backers have every reason to feel shabbily treated after the horse’s owner, JP McManus, yesterday declared Defi du Seuil a definite runner only for the news to break today that the horse would not run at Cheltenham after all. Personally, I would never back a McManus horse ante-post because of this kind of carry-on, and I suspect plenty more punters will be disinclined to do so again after today’s debacle.