Racing: The former National Hunt jockey Steve Smith Eccles (right) gives an analysis of today's Ladbroke Hurdle.

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Theatreworld: A class horse but shouldering 12st is a tough task.

Lady Daisy: A good third to Istabraq last time but another who looks too high in the handicap.

Moorish: Likes soft ground but two miles may be too short for him.

Toast The Spreece: Well beaten last time and must improve a bundle.

Notcomplainingbut: Will strip fitter for seasonal debut when third to Cockney Lad at Navan.

Tibetan: Has won two of his four starts this term, but beaten on the soft ground he meets here. His hurdling is also suspect at this level.

Sharpical: Blinkered for the first time, he gives the impression that he does not like a battle.

Gazalani: Not good enough.

Desert Mountain: Has disappointed on his last two starts.

Major Jamie: Won at Sandown in December in a race that has worked out well. Sure to play a part.

Arctic Weather: Unbeaten this season but faces stronger opposition here. Tough as old boots and can make his presence felt.

Graphic Equaliser: There has been some money for this fellow, who caught the eye on his seasonal debut at Fairyhouse. He finished fifth to Shadow Leader at Cheltenham last March and is sure be in the first three.

Top Cees: He will have the soft ground he loves and anything the Ramsdens run in a handicap must be respected.

Metastasio: Has had plenty of racing this season and won on heavy ground last time, albeit over three miles.

Advocat: Has shown nothing in two runs this term.

Ciara's Prince: Has it all to do .

All The Vowels: Out of his depth.

Hard News: Second to Commanche Court at Leopardstown, beaten only a length, but he could be better handicapped.

Leggagh Lady: No chance.

Dunrally Fort: Outsider who looks well and truly outclassed.

Conclusion: I expect Arthur Moore's runners GRAPHIC EQUALISER and Major Jamie to fight out the finish. Conor O'Dwyer has chosen Graphic Equaliser, whose class should give him the edge, while Top Cees looks the pick of the British. cal is not good enough, while Tibetan dislikes soft ground.

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