Wyck Hill Aims For Eider Chase Repeat At Newcastle

David Bridgwater's Wyck Hill produced a bloodless staying performance to win the Betfred Eider Chase at Newcastle last season and the classy stayer will aim to emulate that victory on Saturday when heading to the north east for what will be a wide open renewal of the marathon.

He is a prominent figure in the ante-post betting which has hot up over the last couple of weeks and it's Shotgun Paddy who is the current head of the market, as he looks to produce his best performance over fences and landing this prestigious prize.

Portrait King has shown that he relishes these sort of stamina tests and will figure closely in punter's minds heading into the race, whilst Soll will be hoping for a positive display, as he looks to ultimately have a crack at the Grand National in a couple of months.

David Pipe's Broadway Buffalo could step up in trip for this assignment and he has to be respected, whilst Alpha Victor has been backed in recent days and will be one of the notable bookmaking liabilities for a race that has been won by some dour stayers in the past.