The National Spirit Hurdle is the feature race on Sunday and Timeform assess the credentials of each runner...
It would come as no surprise if Saphir Du Rheu is competing at the highest level before too long given his current rate of improvement and he should prove hard to beat here
Saphir Du Rheu is a highly-progressive sort who followed up his easy win in the Lanzarote when gamely making most in Welsh Champion Hurdle at Ffos Las 3 weeks ago. 4-timer looks firmly on the cards.
Chris Pea Green was a useful juvenile and has produced 4 solid efforts in handicaps this term, doing best of those held up in Betfair hurdle 2 weeks ago. Worth a try at this trip.
Kayf Moss was twice second in bumpers and left previous hurdling form well behind fitted with blinkers when making a winning handicap debut at Leicester. Bolted up at Ffos Las next time but this is a big step up.
Meister Eckhart finished an excellent second in Grade 3 Coral Cup at Cheltenham, and ran just as well when third at Aintree in April. Shaped well on chase debut at Wincanton on return and obvious place claims.
Princely Hero is a tmperamental staying chaser who makes no appeal in this grade.
Unowhatimeanharry is a Fontwell bumper winner who has shaped with promise over hurdles this term, but looks out of his depth in this.
1. Saphir Du Rheu
2. Meister Eckhart
3. Chris Pea Green
Timeform View: It would come as no surprise if Saphir Du Rheu is competing at the highest level before too long given his current rate of improvement and he should prove hard to beat here. Meister Eckhart is probably the most likely to follow the selection home.