Just the solitary runner for Olly Murphy on Saturday so here he gives his exclusive views on Smackwater Jack at Wetherby...
Form working out but he'll improve for the run
On his one and only run to date he finished second in what could prove to be an above average bumper in Fakenham. We served it up to the winner that day, Before Midnight, eventually going down by a nose - and although we were in receipt of 13lbs - the form has subsequently been shown in relatively good light.
Before midnight had previously won a bumper and the third placed horse has since won a nice bumper and ran relatively well in a decent one at Cheltenham last week. This will be Smackwater Jack's first time to jump a hurdle in public so he obviously lacks a bit of experience however he does everything very nicely at home.
Hopefully he runs very well but there is no doubt he will improve for the experience.