HOLD THE NOTE left the impression he was always doing enough when fending off the reopposing Ivilnoble at Doncaster over Christmas and is selected to make light of a penalty with further progress on the cards. Fellow hurdle winner Mr Pumblechook wasn't up to listed level last time but could provide the main threat with his sights lowered. Breaking Waves is also respected.
The most interesting of these is LOCK'S CORNER, who looked good when landing a maiden point last year and is a potentially useful recruit for his powerful connections. Our Bubba and Perfect Myth are the pick of those with hurdles experience, albeit Landsman and Monjeni should both do better in time. Flat-winner Heatstroke is one to note in the betting.
In a race where most have a question to answer it be may be worth taking a chance that a wind op has done the trick for the returning ALL IS GOOD as he has been given a chance by the handicapper. Last-time-out Taunton scorer Broughtons Rhythm could give him most to do.
Having shaped better than the bare result in decent handicaps the last twice, QUEEN'S MAGIC could take some stopping back in novice company. A Little Chaos is the clear main danger following her improved display at Fakenham, while Emma Lamb is best of the rest.
STAR OF RORY took a big leap forward when runner-up on handicap debut at Warwick last month and there are surely races to be won with him in this sphere. A hood may help Unsafe Conduct settle and he's considered. with Veiled Secret one to monitor in the betting having undergone a breathing operation.
SO LONELY may not be totally straightforward and has yet to win a race, but she hasn't been with Dan Skelton long, and from a fair opening mark, she could easily shed her maiden status. Floral Bouquet was let down by her jumping over fences but could easily get back on track over timber.
GIVE HIM TIME developed in to a fairly useful Flat performer during 2018 and shaped well for a long way over further at Plumpton last month. The drop back in trip rates a plus on that evidence and he could be worth chancing. Roser Moter promises to do better now handicapping, as does Born To Please and that pair rate next best.
A really interesting race of its type with the narrow vote in favour of FAIRWAY FREDDY. He's a rapid improver in handicaps late last year, an 8 lb rise for his latest victory looks manageable and he can complete the hat-trick after a break. Dino Velvet has fallen to a workable mark and is feared, along with The Twisler and Jimmy Rabbitte.
With recent winning form at a premium, NOBEL LEADER looks the most solid of these on the back of his Bangor victory in December. The veteran Astracad may emerge as the main danger, unless Vivaccio, who is lurking on a dangerous mark, is able to stage a revival.
A match but it features 2 nice prospects. CHOSEN PATH won a competitive handicap at Newbury last time and should have a bit too much for Skipthecuddles.
SUPAKALANISTIC was better than ever when successful at Ludlow last time and leaves the impression there's further improvement in him over this sort of trip, so he gets the nod to overcome the well-handicapped The Welsh Paddies, who should be fully up to speed fitness wise now. Handicap-debutant Storm Wizard makes most appeal of the remainder.
MIXCHIEVOUS proved a natural when making a winning debut over fences at Ffos Las in December and this looks an excellent opportunity to follow up. Brave Spartacus can follow him home off a reduced mark.
GLOBAL DOMINATION looked better than ever when runner-up over C&D 5 weeks ago and makes plenty of appeal in this company. Sands Cove and Call Carlo look best of the others,
The way MINELLA VOUCHER shaped at Taunton last time suggested a return to his best could be imminent so, with that in mind, he's capable of defying a handy mark in a race that might not take much winning. The less-exposed Miss Amelia would be a threat if reproducing the form she showed over hurdles last time and Picknick Park is worth a mention back on a right-handed track.
|1st||Time To Leave||19.7|
|3rd||Tough To Figure||7.4|
|1st||My Favorite Cartel||2.3|
|1st||Sassy Kenzie Girl||6.1|
|1st||L Bar D Razle Dazle||6.3|
|2nd||Ar Royal Blue||3.6|
|2nd||After Red Sun||9|
|3rd||A Lotta Dash||8.3|
|3rd||Queen Of Gypsies||11.7|
|2nd||The Bull Mousse||2.1|
|1st||Cry Like A Baby||3.9|
|3rd||Da Due Run Run||6.2|
|3rd||Pay Me N Pennies||10.3|
|2nd||Rockin My Mojo||3.2|
|2nd||C R Case's Legacy||2|
|2nd||Against The Line||17|
|1st||Move Over Rover||13.4|