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Timeform Shortlist: Wincanton, Monday 25 March

Paul Nicholls
Will Paul Nicholls strike at his local track on Monday?

"Ridden with more restraint, she can be expected to be firmly in the mix."

Timeform on Lizzie Langton

Timeform's free shortlist comes from Wincanton on Monday...

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2.15 Raymond Wilcox Memorial Mares' Handicap Hurdle (5) 2m5f82y

Analyst's Verdict:
The most interesting one is Hiupinthesky, who bolted up in a maiden point last month and can be expected to leave her previous Rules form well behind on this debut for Oliver Sherwood off an opening mark which probably underestimates her. Belmont Jewel is feared on the back of an improved effort last time and the hat-trick seeking Lady Longshot also merits respect.

Timeform Top Rated:
107 6. BELMONT JEWEL Michael Scudamore Ben Poste
106 5. LEE SIDE LADY Neil Mulholland Robert Dunne
105 11. PRINCESS MIDNIGHT Colin Tizzard Tom Scudamore

2.45 Novices' Chase (4) 2½m35y

Analyst's Verdict:
Though on the face of it Jenkins faces no easy task in conceding 6 lb to Secret Investor, Nicky Henderson's charge has proven himself a sound enough jumper of fences and could take some stopping if, as seems likely, he's allowed an easy lead. Not for the first time, Secret Investor lacked fluency at the obstacles when failing to fire at Kempton and there's an air of vulnerability about him now.

Timeform Top Rated:
164 2. SECRET INVESTOR Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden
159 1. JENKINS Nicky Henderson David Bass

3.15 South West Racing Club Handicap Chase (3) 2½m35y

Analyst's Verdict:
It was a weak contest Mine's A Pint won first time up over fences at Plumpton but he did it very professionally and could have more to offer now handicapping. He gets the vote over Nightfly and Quite By Chance.

Timeform Top Rated:
141 2. NIGHTFLY Charlie Longsdon Paul O'Brien (3)
139§ 5. OPENING BATSMAN Harry Fry Mr Michael Legg (5)
138? 1. DEAUVILLE DANCER David Dennis Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (5)

3.45 SJH Carpets Handicap Chase (5) 3¼m162y

Analyst's Verdict:
C&D winner Lizzie Langton shaped better than the bare result when third over shorter here last time, doing too much too soon as well as losing a shoe. Ridden with more restraint, she can be expected to be firmly in the mix. Her conqueror that day Findusatgorcombe rates the chief threat, ahead of Gamain.

Timeform Top Rated:
109 6. LIZZIE LANGTON Colin Tizzard Harry Cobden
107 1. HOW'S MY FRIEND Grant Cann Nick Scholfield
106 5. FINDUSATGORCOMBE Jimmy Frost William Kennedy

4.15 Join Racing TV Now Novices' Handicap Hurdle (3) 1m7f65y

Analyst's Verdict:
Miranda was fairly useful on the Flat in France and rates a useful hurdling prospect judged on her facile victories in this sphere upon joining present connections this winter. Open to more improvement now handicapping, she is fancied to come out on top. Not So Sleepy was impressive when scoring on his latest outing and is feared along with Ravenous, who may well represent a spot of value.

Timeform Top Rated:
137 9. RAVENOUS Luke Dace Sean Bowen
136p 2. NOT SO SLEEPY Hughie Morrison Jonathan Burke
135p 4. MIRANDA Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden

4.45 Like Racing TV On Facebook Novices' Hurdle (4) 2m3f166y

Analyst's Verdict:
Storm Arising came clear in good style in a similar event over C&D 3 weeks ago and a second win beckons with the prospect of more improvement on the cards. Chef d'Equipe is the obvious danger, though Hey Bud likely has more to offer and shouldn't be underestimated.

Timeform Top Rated:
142p 2. STORM ARISING Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden
141 1. CHEF D'EQUIPE Philip Hobbs Mr David Maxwell (5)
136p 6. HEY BUD Jeremy Scott Nick Scholfield

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