1.15: PRIVATE PEACE, who beat Guest Performance by 11/2 lengths in the 2m 4f Grade One Chiquita Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse in November, will be hard to beat. Glebe Lad is the danger.
1.50: LORD SINGAPORE, a head second to Time For A Run in the 3m Grade Two Paddy Power Handicap Chase over course and distance last time, can go one better. Shanagarry is the threat.
2.25: METASTASIO, fifth in this race last year, beat Go Now by half a length in a 3m handicap hurdle here at Christmas. He remains well handicapped and, in today's heavy ground, could make his stamina count. Tibetan and Hard News may pose the most problems.
2.05: CYFOR MALTA, twice a winner at Auteuil this season, looks another smart recruit to chasing from France for Martin Pipe. Angelo's Double is the danger.
2.35: GREY SHOT, a Group-class stayer on the Flat, was a 23 lengths winner of a Taunton novices' hurdle on his jumping debut. He has been backed for the Champion Hurdle and may outpace French Holly, who may need further. Buddy Marvel should also go well.
3.10: YORKSHIRE GALE, who beat Stormtracker by 24 lengths over 3m 1f at Cheltenham on his reappearance, remains on a fair handicap mark, stays well and likes this track. Hermes Harvest may be the most potent threat.
3.40: JET FILES, who beat In The Blood by a head at Towcester (2m 5f) last time, is fairly treated and open to improvement. Reach The Clouds may be the danger.Reuse content