And now for the important bit! I hope you've read the rest of the preview, otherwise it feels like I've wasted a lot of time... Runners #1-13 Runners #14-24 SPEED MAP Viewing from inside the course after about 500m, still well short of the first turn. Expecting a solid early pace where they string out passing the post the first time, no notable interference and any horse who wants to get in, can. The above graphic probably gets stretched even further if there is genuine competition for the lead. But pace maps are hard enough to nail in a six-horse race let alone a 24-runner handicap worth Steve Austin (the original) . Last year's map was all based around early speed and then Kingfisher got smashed out of the gates and it all went tits up, chaos theory reigned and a 100/1 shot got the chocolates. There are enough out & out stayers in this field to want a war of attrition. And whether it's deemed team tactics or not, when you have a big hand from Godolp
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