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3.05: WHAT'S YOUR STORY, who beat Spendid by threequarters of a length in a 2m 7f handicap hurdle at Wetherby last time, will be suited by today's soft ground and can follow up. Ardrina is in form but might prefer a faster surface and Tennessee Twist might prove a bigger danger.


3.35: ANABRANCH, who has developed into a prolific winner this season, had the third, Dual Image, left trailing 12 lengths when beating Naiysari by a neck over course and distance last time out. The ground is softer today, but that seems unlikely to bother the selection, who appears effective on any surface. Native Mission has not been running well and the in-form Marble Man and course winner Real Tonic promise to pose more problems.

4.10: COLONEL IN CHIEF, who was pulled up after being badly hampered when Major Bell fell at the 11th fence in the Great Yorkshire Handicap Chase over 3m here in January, is leniently handicapped on his 13/4-length second to Strath Royal over 3m 1f at Wetherby in December. The Toiseach and In Truth want faster ground.


4.40: SPIRIT OF STEEL, 21/2-lengths third to Brother Of Iris over 2m 4f 110yds at Carlisle last time, is proven over this trip in soft ground and might represent a bit of value. Lady Rebecca is the obvious danger.