TUESDAY CLOSE BROTHERS MARES’ HURDLE
1. Concertista 2. Roksana 3. Verdana Blue There is very little to split Concertista and Roksana, but I have a slight preference for the first named given her unexposed profile at this trip. Concertista has been a cosy winner of two Graded events since winning at last year’s festival and is lightly raced for her age. Roksana – the sole British-trained winner of this race in the last ten years – is a massive danger, though, and has posted her best three efforts on Racing Post Ratings in three starts this term.