The best week of the year is nearly on us. As usual I’m taking the week off but for the first time in ages I won’t actually get there. I’m a bit under researched this year. Busy at work and with a 1 year old so I haven’t watched as much racing as usual. All my fancies are obvious. I saw Altior in Newbury a few weeks ago and he was so impressive that I’ll be lumping on. Besides that Samcro in the ballymore and footpad in the Arkle are surely as near certainties as can be? What are your thoughts and fancies for this year?