Wetherby hosts listed action on Friday, and that is where we head for our Placepot attempt.
"Now he has got his head in front there is likely to be more to come, and he makes most appeal in our final leg."
13:05- Royal Vacation sets a high standard on his second to the exciting Minella Rocco at Newbury last season, and with Collin Tizzard's string in fairly good order, he looks an obvious banker option in our first leg.
13:40- This looks to be a match between the progressive Kapstadt, who showed no signs that the handicapper was getting to grips with him when recording a hat-trick in comfortable fashion at Newton Abbot last month, and three-year-old Hadfield who is turned out quickly here under a 7lb penalty for his victory at Carlisle on handicap debut.
14:15- Off The Ground was in the process of a creditable first outing for the red-hot Charlie Longsdon yard when departing two out, and considering he was an impressive winner from just 2lbs lower in the handicap for Emma Lavelle, he is worth another chance here to get in the places. Firth Of The Clyde is also worth including as he runs well fresh, and is operating on a 3lbs higher mark than his last victory, which came at this track.
14:50- Hard to see the unbeaten Leoncavallo out of the first two here. He has essentially outclassed his opponents to date, jumping soundly to dispose of a fair field by 14 lengths at Market Rasen last time, and he does not look out of place in this higher grade.
15:25- Lucinda Russell's string are in fine fettle at present, which was far from the case when we last saw Itstimeforapint at Haydock in April last season, and it is hoped that he, like many of his stable companions, can make a much-improved start to this season, having won here on chasing debut last December. Nalim is not the most straightforward to win with, but made the frame plenty of times last season and can run well with Harry Bannister on for the first time.
16:00- Bruce Almighty belatedly confirmed the promise he'd shown in bumpers when finally getting off the mark at Uttoxeter earlier this month. Now he has got his head in front there is likely to be more to come, and he makes most appeal in our final leg.