Timeform take you through the card at Warwick on Thursday.
"Noel Fehily taking over in the saddle for the first time is an obvious plus."
14:00 - Few negatives surround PETER THE MAYO MAN (1) who arrives here on the back of a good win at Worcester earlier in the month, where he improved to get off the mark following a six-month break. Representing an in-form yard, he sets a good standard and it is hard to see him out of the places if he runs his race again here.
14:30 - Wholestone was the best of these in bumpers and sets the standard on hid debut third over hurdles at Stratford last season. He made multiple jumping errors when falling at Newcastle on his most recent start, however, and with Peter Bowen in such good form at present, he could be worth taking on with ALF 'N' DOR (2), who is bred to be a good jumper and ended last season with some good bumper performances.
15:05 - Though he is now up another 6 lb in the handicap, it is hard to discount the progressive HIGH ASPIRATIONS (3) given the progress he made at the back end of last season, and he is worth including with Harry Cobden retaining the partnership. ARCTIC BEN (6) has been given a real chance by the handicapper (22 lb below his last winning mark) after some below-par efforts recently and he makes appeal with Richard Johnson taking over in the saddle.
15:40 - MISS ESTELA (2) resumed her progress last time at Market Rasen in first-time cheekpieces (kept on today), but did reveal a lazy streak (raced in snatches at times). If her excellent yard can get her to focus better, then she has definite room for further improvement, and she is preferred to Barman, who found less than looked likely when last seen in August. CRICKEL WOOD's (3) best run came at this track and he is also worth including, with Charlie Longsdon in excellent form at present.
16:10 - Though he has done his winning in weaker contests than this over the summer months, there is probably still more to come from the progressive BENZEL (2), who did things well when winning at Southwell last time and looked one who could hold his own in better handicaps in future.
16:45 - SOUPY SOUPS (6) was not the most fluent of jumpers on his first two starts over obstacles, but managed to finish third on both occasions despite that. He likely has more to offer now tackling handicaps after a break for his in-form yard, and Noel Fehily taking over in the saddle for the first time is an obvious plus.
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14:00 - 1
14:30 - 2
15:05 - 3, 6
15:40 - 2, 3
16:10 - 2
16:45 - 6