Head handicapper at the BHA, Phil Smith talks to Matt Chapman about the weights he allotted to horses for the 2017 Grand National.
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CABARET QUEEN won between the flags last December and she beat some useful rivals on that occasion. The daughter of King's Theatre was slightly disappointing on her Rules debut in a bumper but this test should be much more to her liking. A market inspection is required for Ebonys Encore on her Rules debut, while Lucca Lady and Malindi Bay are others to consider.
LUCCA LADY beat a promising newcomer in a bumper at Stratford earlier this month, form to view fairly positively, and she appeals as the type to take well to hurdling. Cabaret Queen could have a big say on hurdles debut for the Dan Skelton team, while Ebonys Encore is an interesting Rules newcomer, and strong market support would have to be taken seriously. Malindi Bay also deserves a mention.