14:00 - An open-looking beginning to the card, and with the favourite Dollys Destination looking short enough on what she's shown so far, it looks worth siding with SEE THE SEA (6) for the in-form Donald McCain team. She has made a solid start to her hurdling career in two starts so far, filling the runners-up berth on both occasions, and although she was put in her place by a better prospect at Sedgefield last time, that was still a fair effort, and she could be open to some more improvement yet. Dollys Destination is an obvious threat with a win already under her belt, while Cardy ran to a fair level on her sole start in bumpers last time and is another to consider.
14:35 - Great to see Cartmel staging such a good race, and it's one in which PROJECT BLUEBOOK (1) gets a confident vote. Admittedly, it's been over two years since he last got his head in front, but he took a big step back in the right direction when finishing an excellent second in the Swinton Hurdle at Haydock last time, when closing all the way to the line. He's usually ridden patiently, meaning the forecast strong pace here should play perfectly into his hands, and as such he is taken to resume winning ways. A chance can be given to the bulk of the field, however, and both the progressive Magna Cartor and Manamite deserve consideration.
15:05 - THE JAM MAN (2) landed a huge gamble when returning to winning ways in emphatic fashion at Southwell six days ago, and with the money seemingly being strong for him once again here, he can defy a penalty and complete a quickfire double. Ruperra Tom has been doing well in points and is feared most back under Rules, while the 14-year-old Al Co can't be discounted after winning here last month.
15:40 - FATEH (7) departed matters through no fault of his own at Ffos Las 10 days ago, when brought down by his stablemate while travelling well at the seventh. He was a well-backed favourite that day, and provided he is none the worse for that incident, he should be up to taking this - with Peter Bowen's solid strike rate at this time of year (22%) an eye-catching positive. The in-form pair Oliver's Gold and Ringaringarosie are others to consider.
16:15 - BEAU SANCY (6) has built up an excellent strike-rate since joining Olly Murphy, winning four of his six starts, and having undergone a breathing operation during the winter months, he returned to winning ways in emphatic fahion at Kelso last month, cruising clear and looking a useful prospect in doing so. There's still room for improvement with his jumping, but there's more to come from him yet and he's fancied to take this lucrative pot. Princeton Royale and Get Out The Gate are among the dangers.
16:50 - SUPREME STEEL (4) hasn't been seen on the track since January 2018 at Cheltenham, when he found the soft going too much of a slog, but he had shown plenty of positive signs for the yard prior to that, winning a similar event to this at Uttoxeter in July 2017. The fact he's been off the track for 545-days since is an obvious concern, but he returns to action with his yard in fine form, and it's interesting to see some money for him in the market this morning - he's the clear 6/1 second favourite at the time of writing. Dr Richard Newland does well with staying hudlers, and is more than capable of having one fit for their first run back. Boruma is feared under a 10 lb penalty after his emphatic win here last time out, while Too Much To Ask is another to take seriously after winning here on Friday.
17:25 - JUDGE EARLE (2) capitalised on his tumbling mark to return to form out of the blue at Newton Abbot five days ago, going on before the straight and winning with plenty in hand. He has to carry a penalty for that here, but provided he's in the same mood as last time out, and the quick turnaround doesn't cause any issues, he will be a very tough nut to crack here, and gets the vote to complete a quickfire double. David John disappointed at Musselburgh in November but his record fresh is worth noting, whilst Aquarian and Nemean Lion are also considered.