Last year’s World Hurdle winner never came off the bit on his seasonal reappearance at Newbury, but I’m not sure what he had to beat that day. Tomorrow, he is taken on by a really decent field that contains plenty of Grade One Hurdle winners including Diamond Harry. Nick Williams’ stable star travels supremely well in his races and may look to have Big Buck’s in trouble a long way out.
He looked to be struggling at both Cheltenham and Aintree last season before his stamina kicked-in and when you also consider the doubts about him going right-handed, he may trade at a bigger price than expected.
Looking ahead to the Welsh National and if L’Aventure hits an artificially big price in-running, it may be worth taking. She will be staying on at the finish when the others have cried enough.