BALLYMORE NOVICES’ HURDLE WEDNESDAY 1.20
1. Bob Olinger 2. Bravemansgame 3. Gaillard Du Mesnil This looks the strongest of the Grade 1 novice hurdles, and it would be a surprise if the three market principals don’t make up into top-class performers. They all travel well and jump economically, so it’s hard to pick holes. Bob Olinger and Gaillard Du Mesnil look speedier than Bravemansgame, so I wonder if they might do Paul Nicholls’ charge for toe turning for home before he stays on again up the hill. Bob Olinger just shades the vote, but a strong case can be made for all three.