I’m assuming it has been run under another name earlier in the week? I always found it to be a fine supporting race on Gold Cup day, now we just have a card of impossible looking hurdles and the Grand Annual stuck on the end. Not half as appealing as a betting day IMO, the only serious betting race is the GC. At least you could get away early when the County Hurdle was held at 5.00, now it is part of the card proper.
I dont like the new Gold Cup day race lineup, it was great as it was ie.
Now it just looks like a way for the bookies to retrieve their losses from the rest of the week, and fill their satchels to brimming