Free World was smart in his day with Paul Nicholls and hinted at a revival at Cheltenham in November on last start for Arthur Moore. One to consider if market vibes strong starting out for Tim Vaughan in a hood.
Takeroc is another who was smart at best for Paul Nicholls. Given chance by handicapper, but failed to build on more promising effort at Newbury in November when well held at Kempton earlier this month.
Keki Buku was a useful hurdler who has found frame on 4 of 5 completed starts over fences. Not seen since November 2011, but has gone well fresh previously and well treated on form over timber. One to consider.
Nozic is a veteran who has proved extremely consistent in handicaps since winning at Plumpton in March, scoring again in 7-runner event at Kempton earlier this month. Likely to continue in good heart.
Sunny Ledgend is a fairly useful 2-time winning novice hurdler last season. Made a successful debut over fences at Lingfield (3m) last month and ran to a similar level when third in handicap company at Huntingdon since.
Lord Singer won a 2m handicap chase at Fakenham in January 2011. Placed on all 4 starts this term, runner up over C&D last time, and likely to be in the shake-up once more.
Anay Turge was in great heart when landing couple of 2m handicaps in the autumn. Saddle slipped at Chepstow in January, but no obvious excuse for poor effort at Uttoxeter since and usual hood dispensed with now.
Christopher Wren is a dual hurdles winner who got bit closer to that form when third at Warwick (2m) in December and wasn't given hard time in a heavy-ground C&D event earlier this month. One to keep an eye on.
Olympian Boy scored with something to spare at Newton Abbot (21f) in June and back to that form when second to Shangani (winner again since) over C&D earlier this month. Dangerous to dismiss.
1. Christopher Wren
2. Keki Buku
3. Lord Singer
Timeform View: The prospect of less-demanding ground than previously seen this campaign may finally spark Christopher Wren into life over fences and he is well treated on his form shown over timber. He can get off the mark in this sphere at the expense of the returning Keki Buku and the consistent Lord Singer.
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