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Ballycasey travelled with plenty of zest at Cheltenham, only giving way late on, and he should be well suited by the drop back to two and a half miles...
The two-mile handicap hurdle at 15:40 looks like a competitive affair, drawing together a number of useful performers, and the unexposed Daneking makes the most appeal. A two-time winner on the Flat when trained by John Gosden, Daneking has taken well to hurdling, hitting the frame on his first three starts before getting off the mark at the fourth attempt. Daneking makes his handicap debut in this sphere from a fair-looking mark and, representing the formidable Ricci/Mullins partnership, he has to enter calculations.
The Grade 1 Powers Gold Cup (16:40) is the feature race of the day and it can go the way of lightly-raced chaser Ballycasey. Always highly regarded, Ballycasey appealed as the type to come into his own over fences, and he has impressed with his fencing technique this season, winning his first couple of starts, including the Grade 1 Dr P.J Moriarty Novice Chase, before shaping well for a long way in the RSA Chase. Ballycasey travelled with plenty of zest at Cheltenham, only giving way late on, and he should be well suited by the drop back to two and a half miles.
Ned Buntline produced an excellent effort to finish runner-up in the Grand Annual Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and the 17-furlong novice chase at 17:10 looks like a good opportunity for Noel Meade's charge. Ned Buntline was left with a lot to do in the Grand Annual, staying on well close home from off the strong pace, and, with just the four chase starts under his belt, he could yet be capable of better in this sphere. A reproduction of that level of form would see him go extremely close here and he is the one to beat
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Back Daneking in the 15:40
Back Ballycasey in the 16:40
Back Ned Buntline in the 17:10