Timeform highlight the three best bets at Fakenham on Friday.
"... a repeat of either of his first two performances over fences would be enough to see him go close."
Timeform on Zee Man
Zee Man - 14:20 Fakenham
Zee Man looked an improved model when making a successful debut over fences at this course in January, opening his account for the Olly Murphy yard at the first attempt, and he ran at least as well in defeat when second at Catterick last month, just having no answer in the latter stages to one who had fallen a long way in the weights. He fell at Ayr on his latest outing, which is a slight concern, but he looks a big player now tried in cheekpieces, and a repeat of either of his first two performances over fences would be enough to see him go close.
Cheng Gong - 14:55 Fakenham
A fair winner on the Flat, Cheng Gong left his previous hurdling efforts behind when showing improved form to make a successful handicap hurdle debut at Taunton earlier this month, travelling well and ultimately winning in impressive style. In fact, the manner in which he won suggested there could be more to come from him, so a 10 lb rise in the weights is not expected to be sufficient to prevent a bold follow-up bid.
Xcitations - 16:05 Fakenham
Xcitations, who had been beaten by a next-time-out winner on his reappearance at this venue in October, showed improved form to get off the mark at Huntingdon in November, staying on to lead close home as he and the runner-up pulled clear of the remainder. He turned in a rare poor effort at Doncaster subsequently, but perhaps he was still feeling the effects of a grueling previous race on that occasion, and he is taken to bounce back to his best following a break.