14:00- The finish to the first race looks sure to be fought out between Fair Trade, Sea Lord and Life and Soul, and, in all probability, picking any one of that trio should be enough to see us through to the second leg. Life And Soul has, however, shown a tendency to pull hard, while Sea Lord is lacking a bit in hurdling experience having had just the one start, so we will bank on recent Wincanton scorer Fair Trade.
14:30- Olofi looks like an interesting recruit to chasing and is sure to take all the beating if taking to this new discipline, but it may be safer to bank on his chief rival Muldoon's Picnic who has the benefit of chasing experience. Having already shown fairly useful form over the larger obstacles, Muldoon's Picnic really ought to be capable of putting up a bold show.
15:05- Things get slightly more competitive here and we won't risk playing another banker, though the temptation to do so on the thriving Chilbury Hill is great. Tim Vaughan's charge has prevailed on each of his three most recent outings and looks to have been found a reasonably good opening to make it four today as the step up in trip should be in his favour. It may also be worth including Majestic Bull as he has performed with credit on a couple of occasions since running out a ready winner at Bangor and he threatens to stay this far.
15:35- Savant Bleu shaped as if he was amiss at Uttoxeter last time, but he had been a good second at Newbury prior to that and possesses a largely positive profile over fences so it might be worth giving him a chance. Twirling Magnet was the horse who denied Savant Bleu at Newbury and he remains with potential in this sphere, particularly if cutting out the jumping errors.
16:10- Silver Eagle looks like a future three-mile chaser, but he sets a fair standard in this event and ought to be difficult to beat. Kim Bailey's maiden improved on a promising third at Warwick to finish one place better at Newbury, shaping extremely well as he kept on strongly close home, and he should be able to take this on his way to better things.
16:45- The final race in the Placepot looks like a tricky enough affair, so we will have to include a couple. The first horse we turn to is the John Wade-trained Arrow Barrow who finished an encouraging second at Newcastle last time. That was the eight-year-old's first start for eight months, but he shaped well, looking like he is well capable of striking from this mark, especially with the step back up in trip likely to suit. Cocoa Key was well backed at Musselburgh last time but failed to complete, unseating his rider at the second fence. His form from a couple of years ago suggests that he is on a fair mark, so it could be worth giving him another chance here.
15:05- 2, 6
15:35- 2, 3
16:45- 7, 13
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