2.00: This should be a match between KURAKKA and Country Beau, the latter a casualty when Kurakka was so impressive at Ascot.
2.30: Behrajan will attract support after a runaway triumph on his British debut, but that was at Warwick and he faces a hugely stiffer task here against the unbeaten HIDEBOUND. A 17-length victory in a Grade 2 at Ascot last time is easily the best form on offer and Hidebound still has plenty of potential.
3.05: In an open race, FLAKED OATS is unexposed and can make the most of the weight he receives from his better-known rivals. He will have no difficulty with the ground and trip, conditions which will also however favour the Welsh National winner Kendal Cavalier. Below form so far this term, Call It A Day returns to the scene of his greatest triumph, in the Whitbread Gold Cup.
3.40: The bottom-weight ROYRACE should represent good value on his best form, which was registered on his first two starts this season. You have to forgive one disappointing run since, but this second chance at further than 2m4f should suit him. Few of the remainder can be ruled out confidently, with Bowles Patrol, twice a winner already this season, particularly likely to figure in the shake-up.
1.45: LORD HEAVENS, who came to grief at the first fence on his most recent outing at Cork, is not the most fluent of jumpers but he acts on heavy going and had earlier looked a useful chaser in the making when winning a novice chase at Limerick on his jumping debut before finishing 21/2 lengths third to Inis Cara in a decent contest at Fairyhouse. Ryhane, a progressive sort who picked up handicaps at Wexford and Navan before returning to Navan to win a Grade Two contest on his most recent start, is the pick of the weights but is unproven on heavy ground. Wylde Hide, who returned to form last time, is best of the others.
2.20: SAWA-ID, who ran Lisa's Storm to a short-head in a competitive 17-runner event at Fairyhouse before being far from disgraced in finishing six-lengths second to the useful Limestone Lad at Navan, goes well on heavy ground and makes each-way appeal. Advocat also goes in the mud but is rather a short price, while Generosa looks well treated and goes in the mud but would ideally want further. Impulsive Dream is another mudlark who should go well, while British challengers Polar Prospect and Sadler's Realm could also figure.Reuse content