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JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle (Prestbury) (Grade 2) (1) 2m87y 11.40pm

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 153 138 154 150 167 (Avg 152)

Betting Forecast

$2.2 Never Adapt, $5.5 Cracker Factory, $5.5 Quel Destin, $6 Montestrel, $34 Katpoli, $67 Il Re di Nessuno, $101 Needs To Be Seen

Analyst’s Verdict

Montestrel looked a potentially useful recruit in running down Quel Destin late on at Chepstow last month, and on that evidence, looks capable of making his mark at this higher level. Never Adapt is a highly interesting recruit from France, having joined powerful connections who introduced Apple’s Shakira in this race 12 months ago. Quel Destin and Cracker Factory are others to consider.

mallardjewellers.com Novices’ Chase (2) 3m80y 12.15am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 166 171 165 167 164 (Avg 167)

Betting Forecast

$1.67 The Worlds End, $6 Minella Awards, $10 Ibis du Rheu, $11 Theatre Territory, $19 Shannon Bridge, $26 Brynmawr

Analyst’s Verdict

The Worlds End has the potential to take high rank among this season’s staying novice chasers and can build on his impressive winning start in this discipline at Chepstow last month. Recent Aintree scorer Minella Awards could perhaps be the one to give him most to do, although Theatre Territory ended last season with a couple of placed efforts in top-end handicaps and also merits respect.

BetVictor.com Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (1) 3m3f71y 12.50am

Betting Forecast

$8.5 Singlefarmpayment, $9 The Young Master, $11 Cogry, $12 Calett Mad, $12 Vicente, $13 Rock The Kasbah, $15 Virgilio, $17 Coneygree, $17 Sharp Response, $19 Looking Well, $21 Daklondike, $21 Pure Vision, $23 Perfect Candidate, $26 Doing Fine, $34 Royal Vacation, $41 Mysteree

Analyst’s Verdict

Singlefarmpayment goes well fresh and boasts a solid record at this course. With The Young Master unlikely to go to post following his exertions here on Friday, Tom George’s charge earns the vote ahead of Vicente, who was narrowly outpointed in this race 12 months ago. Calett Mad is also feared, along with the progressive Sharp Response and 2015 Gold Cup hero Coneygree.

BetVictor Gold Cup Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (1) 2½m44y 1.25am

Betting Forecast

$7.5 Rather Be, $8.5 Mister Whitaker, $9.5 Kalondra, $13 Baron Alco, $13 Benatar, $17 King’s Socks, $17 Movewiththetimes, $21 Frodon, $21 West Approach, $23 Ballyandy, $26 Happy Diva, $29 Guitar Pete, $29 Romain de Senam, $34 Javert, $34 Shantou Village, $41 Eamon An Cnoic, $41 Willie Boy, $51 Splash of Ginge, $67 Geordie des Champs, $67 Whoshotwho

Analyst’s Verdict

Kalondra has long since threatened to win a race of this nature, and with conditions likely to be in his favour, is fancied to enhance the fine record of second-season chasers in this race. Rather Be and Mister Whitaker look obvious threats, while Movewiththetimes is another who has the ability to be involved at a bigger price.

Regulatory Finance Solutions Handicap Hurdle (Listed) (1) 2m7f208y 2.00am

Betting Forecast

$3.75 First Assignment, $6.5 Weebill, $7 Boyhood, $11 Anteros, $13 Sweet Home Chicago, $13 Vieux Lion Rouge, $15 The Eaglehaslanded, $21 Dell’ Arca, $23 Buckle Street, $26 Goodbye Dancer, $29 Master Dancer

Analyst’s Verdict

First Assignment landed a gamble on his return here last month and has the potential to progress further for his excellent yard now stepping up to 3m. Weebill and Boyhood are a couple of other unexposed types to consider.

BetVictor Intermediate Handicap Hurdle (2) 2m5f 2.30am

Betting Forecast

$4.5 Pym, $5 Darlac, $5 Double Treasure, $6 Coolanly, $15 Kapgarry, $17 Percy Veer, $21 Captain Peacock, $21 Nestor Park, $101 Tricks And Trails

Analyst’s Verdict

Speedo Boy didn’t look a complete natural over hurdles last autumn, but he gets his mark from outings around 2m and there’s a very good chance that this useful Flat stayer will take off now tackling this sort of trip. Westend Story, Lygon Rock and Point of Principle head the opposition.

Karndean Mares’ Standard Open National Hunt Flat (Listed) (1) 2m87y 3.00am

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 128 132 128 123 126 (Avg 127)

Betting Forecast

$2.75 Royal Illusion, $8.5 Danse Idol, $13 Mega Yeats, $13 Mrs Hyde, $15 Stacey Sue, $15 The Glancing Queen, $19 Legends Gold, $23 Cedar Valley, $26 Kalifornia, $29 Pink Rock, $34 Moor Freedom, $41 Poperinghe Ginger, $51 Crossgalesfamegame, $51 Tashunka, $67 Cardigan Bay

Analyst’s Verdict

A big field of promising fillies/mares but still hard to see past Royal Illusion who created a good impression when making it 2-2 at Cork recently and can take the next step up the ladder in her stride. Danse Idol sports the same colours as last year’s winner Posh Trish and could be the main threat after a promising second at Punchestown in January. Mrs Hyde and Mega Yeats complete the shortlist.


Steve And Sue Ibberson Happy Retirement Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (Qualifier) (3) 2m5f

Betting Forecast

$9 Ballyhome, $10 The Dellercheckout, $15 Palmers Hill, $17 Follow The Bear, $17 Offshore Oscar, $17 Sliding Doors, $19 Aasleagh Dawn, $19 Utility, $21 Unblinking, $23 Mr Mafia, $26 Camron de Chaillac, $26 Hurricane Dylan, $26 Solo Saxophone, $29 Minellaforleisure, $29 Sword of Fate, $29 Vaniteux, $34 Coeur Pensif, $34 Gray Day, $34 Max Forte, $34 Three Star General, $51 Valadom, $67 Lord Getaway, $67 Maguire’s Glen, $126 Ringmoylan

Analyst’s Verdict

Any number to consider, but The Dellercheckout looked an ideal candidate for a breathing operation following a string of weak finishes last season, and now he’s had that surgery his form could take off. Palmers Hill is another second-season hurdler with the potential to rate a lot higher, while Ballyhome, Utility and Sliding Doors are also interesting.

Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices’ Chase (November) (Grade 2) (1) 1m7f199y

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 163 160 165 162 162 (Avg 162)

Betting Forecast

$3.25 Claimantakinforgan, $4.5 Defi du Seuil, $5.5 Dynamite Dollars, $8.5 Lalor, $9 Pingshou, $11 One For Billy

Analyst’s Verdict

A case can be made for each member of the sextet in this fascinating contest. Dynamite Dollars didn’t leave quite as indelible a mark as some of these over hurdles, but the manner of his chase debut success strongly suggested that he is going to take high rank in this sphere. Claimantakinforgan also made a bright start to his chase career and is feared most ahead of Defi du Seuil.

Shloer Chase (Cheltenham) (Grade 2) (1) 1m7f199y

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 176 178 196 184 182 (Avg 183)

Betting Forecast

$2.62 Sceau Royal, $3.75 Brain Power, $6 Le Prezien, $13 Forest Bihan, $15 Simply Ned, $17 Sizing Granite

Analyst’s Verdict

Not much to choose between these on ratings but Sceau Royal showed very smart form in a truncated first season over fences and could have even more to offer this term. Brain Power is feared most ahead of Le Prezien.

Unibet Greatwood Handicap Hurdle (Grade 3) (1) 2m87y

Betting Forecast

$7.5 Silver Streak, $7.5 Verdana Blue, $11 Western Ryder, $13 Midnight Shadow, $13 Storm Rising, $15 Nube Negra, $19 Mohaayed, $21 Charli Parcs, $21 Le Patriote, $23 Old Guard, $26 Irish Roe, $29 Caius Marcius, $29 Deyrann de Carjac, $29 Nietzsche, $29 Vado Forte, $34 Brianstorm, $34 Equus Amadeus, $34 Not That Fuisse, $51 Mad Jack Mytton, $81 Man of Plenty

Analyst’s Verdict

Ultra competitive as always. Western Ryder strikes as being well treated based on his excellent effort in the Supreme over C&D in March and gets the nod but there are stacks of dangers, headed by County-winner Mohaayed and the thriving Verdana Blue. Silver Streak is much respected as he goes in search of a hat-trick of valuable successes, while 4-y-o Nube Negra could progress again this term.

Sky Bet Supreme Trial Novices’ Hurdle (Sharp) (Grade 2) (1) 2m87y

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 157 165 154 153 159 (Avg 158)

Betting Forecast

$3.5 Seddon, $4 Itchy Feet, $4.5 Anytime Will Do, $8.5 Colonel Custard, $9 Elixir de Nutz, $17 Two For Gold

Analyst’s Verdict

Some exciting hurdling prospects on show, none more so than Seddon, who had plenty in hand when scoring on hurdling debut at Stratford just over 2 weeks ago. Itchy Feet, Anytime Will Do and Colonel Custard are others unbeaten over hurdles, and they may well chase the selection home in that order.

High Sheriff of Gloucestershire And Racing Remember Standard Open National Hunt Flat (Listed) (1) 2m87y

Timeform Rating of previous winners: 138 137 136 128 128 (Avg 133)

Betting Forecast

$4.5 Mcfabulous, $5.5 Master Debonair, $7.5 Ribble Valley, $8.5 Ask Dillon, $8.5 Unwin Vc, $10 Thyme Hill, $11 Hold The Note, $17 Kissesforkatie, $34 One Touch

Analyst’s Verdict

Master Debonair’s second to Strong Glance over C&D last month appeals as very strong form and he must go close with a repeat. McFabulous created an excellent impression at Chepstow and could be the main threat ahead of the promising Ribble Valley.


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