Timeform pick out three bets from Fontwell on Sunday.
"He looks sure to go on improving in this sphere and can defy a 4 lb rise..."
The Last But One improved on his hurdles form at the first attempt when making a winning start over fences at Musselburgh three weeks ago, left clear at the last and keeping on well to pull seven lengths clear of the remainder. He looks sure to go on improving in this sphere and can defy a 4 lb rise in the weights to follow up. The thriving Stoical Patient and course-specialist Brown Bear, who bled when disappointing here on Boxing Day, can give the selection most to do.
Lil Rockerfeller won this race impressively by nine lengths from Ubak in 2016, and has been given plenty of time to recover from a disappointing effort in the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot last time. Wearing blinkers instead of his usual cheekpieces, Neil King's charge sets a clear standard on form and is fancied to take this en route to another crack at the Stayers' Hurdle, in which he was second to Nichols Canyon last season. Old Guard and Air Horse One look best of the rest.
The Flying Sofa was possibly unsuited by the heavy ground when failing to justify odds-on favouritism here last time and is worth another chance to confirm the promise of his debut third in listed company at Ascot before Christmas, beaten just three lengths there behind the exciting Didtheyleaveuoutto. Shaughnessy made an encouraging start to his career when second at Huntingdon and looks likely to emerge as the chief threat ahead of the newcomer Southfield Torr.