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1.30 Matchbook Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (4) 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
140 4. ASHUTOR Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden
139 5. HARAMBE Alan King Wayne Hutchinson
138p 2. FERROBIN Dan Skelton Bridget Andrews

Analyst's Verdict:
Ferrobin admittedly didn't beat a great bunch at Huntingdon 13 days ago, but he couldn't have done it any more emphatically and looks capable of following up with further improvement on the cards. There should be better to come from Heatstroke so long as he stands up to his racing, while Ashutor is also worthy of close consideration.


2.05 Get Switched On With Matchbook Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (3) 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
153p 3. TIMOTEO Alan King Wayne Hutchinson
148 5. EDDIEMAURICE John Flint Jamie Moore
145 4. KNOCKMAOLE BOY Jean-Rene Auvray Dave Crosse

Analyst's Verdict:
Timoteo looked a natural over fences when winning on his chasing debut at Stratford on Monday and he can follow up under a penalty. Eddiemaurice, a winner over hurdles here at Christmas, might be the danger having shown more back over the larger obstacles of late.


2.40 Matchbook VIP Silver Plate Handicap Hurdle (2) 2m5f

Timeform Top Rated:
144 8. MY WAY Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden
143 1. BURROWS EDGE Nicky Henderson Nico de Boinville
142+ 4. TOWNSHEND Nigel Twiston-Davies Joe Anderson (10)

Analyst's Verdict:
There was lots to like about Burrows Edge's reappearance run over C&D 3 weeks ago and he can build on that and go one better now. The Warren Greatrex pair Star of Lanka and Mahlervous are going the right way and are likely to give Nicky Henderson's charge something to think about. My Way is another who should go well.


3.15 Matchbook Betting Exchange Silver Bowl Handicap Chase (2) 2½m110y

Timeform Top Rated:
150p 9. ONEFORTHEROADTOM Harry Fry Barry Geraghty
149 4. BROTHER TEDD Philip Hobbs Tom O'Brien
149 6. KANSAS CITY CHIEF Neil Mulholland Robert Dunne

Analyst's Verdict:
El Terremoto looks to have been let in rather lightly from an opening chase mark of 137 and almost proved the point when second despite an inadequate test at Kelso last time, so there's every chance he can go one better here, acknowledging that Brother Tedd and potential-improver Onefortheroadtom should ensure it's not all plain sailing.


3.50 Matchbook Betting Podcast Novices' Hurdle (4) 2m5f

Timeform Top Rated:
147 2. DARLING MALTAIX Paul Nicholls Harry Cobden
140p 3. THE CASHEL MAN Nicky Henderson Jeremiah McGrath
138p 1. RESERVE TANK Colin Tizzard Tom O'Brien

Analyst's Verdict:
Darling Maltaix escapes a penalty back in novice company and may have a bit too much for progressive pair Reserve Tank and The Cashel Man in an interesting race despite the lack of numbers.


4.25 Matchbook Casino Handicap Chase (4) 3m

Timeform Top Rated:
125x 3. JARLATH Seamus Mullins Tom O'Brien
122 5. MISS YEATS Laura Mongan Jamie Moore
121 1. MINELLA FOR ME Tom George Daryl Jacob

Analyst's Verdict:
Jarlath was back to form when third at Leicester and gets the vote off 3 lb lower. Wetherby-winner Minella For Me is next best.


5.00 Matchbook Best Value Exchange Maiden Open National Hunt Flat (5) 2m

Timeform Top Rated:
No top rated horses

Analyst's Verdict:
Expensive Irish point recruits Grey Getaway and Shishkin have joined top yards and are probably the pair to focus on here. The former gets the nod but the betting should provide more clues. Et Apres Thou is another likely type on paper.

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