The Princes Of Wales Amateur Jockeys’ handicap chase is a competitive affair once again this year, but at a price I like the look of Valtor.

Though he’s now a 13 year old, there was lots to like about his fourth in a Listed handicap chase at Ascot in December, off a mark 8lbs higher than today’s.  I wouldn’t read much into the run over hurdles at Wincanton last month, but it will have kept him ticking over and given the owner, I’d say this has been the target for some time.

Valtor was running well when unseating at the second-last here last March off a mark of 142 and he really could have a bit say in this off this career-low mark.  The soft ground won’t hold any fears and at 9-1, he looks a decent each-way bet.

RECOMMENDED BET: 3.35pm Ludlow Valtor each-way @ 17/2 (most firms, 9-1 in places)


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