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Becher Chase 2020

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I was just looking at the Becher Chase this Saturday. Looks competative with plenty of chances, although I am drawn to Smooth Stepper at this early stage. He won at big odds of 33/1 in the Haydock Grand National trial last season. I don't know if he was intended to run in the Grand National before it was abandoned, but anyway, he is quite old aged 11 so this could be his final season, but age didn't stop him at Haydock.

That was probably his best run to date. He had future Cheltenham festival second placer, Lord Du Mesnil back in second that day, with recent Cheltenham second Yala Enki back in third place.

Overall Smooth Stepper has an excellent chase record, and he really appeals for the Becher this Saturday at 25/1. He had a satisfactory comeback the last day when 5th, that should put him spot on for this. I'll wait for final declarations before backing him though, I see he's also entered in the Welsh National.

Updated 29th November 2020 at 7:20 PM by Marb