Timeform take you through the card at Doncaster on Friday.
"The former was a prolific point winner, who got off the mark under rules in good style at Catterick over Christmas, jumping with notable enthusiasm"
12:50 - This is a wildly-open starting point. The Mumper represents the in-form Alan King yard, and was well-backed after a long break last time at Fontwell, only to fall three from home. The Mumper was looking beaten at the time, but remains on a workable mark based on his form in 2014, and is worth another chance here, given the strong market support for him last time. The bet of the race could be Glacial Rock, who is lightly-raced for his age, and added to his scope for chasing last time at Kelso when shaping well (paid price for trying to chase the winner). He is on an attractive mark in this sphere based on the ability he showed over hurdles, and looks a big price currently.
13:35 - There is no doubting that Dashing Oscar sets the standard here, but his yard are seemingly under a bit of a cloud at present, and he could be one to take on as a result. The most likely winner should the favourite run below form could be Cyrius Moriviere, who was progressive prior to being outclassed last time in Grade 1 company, and is representing the red-hot Ben Pauling yard, who can do little wrong at present.
14:00 - Cyrien Star should put in a bold bid for the hat-trick here, but he could be vulnerable to a couple of potential improvers, namely Gonalston Cloud and Globalisation. The former was a prolific point winner, who got off the mark under rules in good style at Catterick over Christmas, jumping with notable enthusiasm, and with more to come on just his third start in this sphere, he is worth backing. Globalisation was below form last time at Newbury, but it is worth remembering the promise he showed on debut over fences at Ffos Las in November. He could prove the selection's biggest danger if finding some improvement, and is worth including for the Placepot.
14:30 - Another big field here, but, barring mishaps, it is very hard to see Chantara Rose out of the places here, on her first start for Niel Mulholland, after leaving Peter Bowen. Chantara Rose's career-best effort last time over C&D is worth marking up, not just because the winner has won again since, but because her former yard had been going through a tough period at the time, where few were running to form at all. There aren't any obvious improvers in this field, and Chantara Rose would not have to improve much on that last run to win this.
15:05 - Saint Roque returned from a serious injury to get off the mark over fences at Taunton in November, and despite his advancing years, remains a potentially smart novice chaser. He is worth including along with Vintage Vinnie, who had looked a smart prospect when winning at Worcester in September, but has yet to build on that effort, after falling when going well at Cheltenham next time, and then running no sort of race at that track again in November. It is worth remembering the early promise he showed, and he may well bounce back here, having seemingly been saved for better ground.
15:40 - Another huge field for this maiden hurdle, but plenty are available at big prices, and there is likely to be a fair bit of dead wood. See The World was mightily impressive when winning a bumper in remarkable style last season after essentially pulling himself up at one stage, but that that form could not have worked out much worse, and after an underwhelming debut in this sphere at Newbury last time, he could be one of the principles to take on. With that in mind it is worth including both the standard-setting Big Chief Benny, and Royal Milan, who is sure to go well based on his yard's record in these sorts of races.
16:10 - Neil Mulholland's Mazovian heads into handicaps with an interesting profile, and it looks as though this sort of trip will suit him best. He is respected along with Quill Art, who caught the eye last time on handicap debut at Musselburgh when making a couple of late errors. He wasn't given a hard time that day, and better is expected here.
Back Glacial Rock in the 12:50
Back Gonalston Cloud in the 14:00
12:50 - 3,6
13:35 - 1
14:00 - 2,14
14:30 - 13
15:05 - 1,3
15:40 - 2,16
= 16 lines