2.40: STRONG PALADIN has taken time to get the hang of fences but now looks ready, has the right jockey and, like most of Strong Gale's offspring, likes fast ground.
3.10: Kurakka looked top notch after a hat-trick at Towcester, Ascot and Sandown, but at Newbury his jumping looked suspect even before he fell. COUNTRY BEAU is a safer bet. Jeff King's stable is in form and he acts on firm.
3.40: Flat-bred RED GUARD should appreciate this ground. He beat Premier Generation on good going at Sandown in December and has been readied for a spring campaign. Peter Bowen's yard has been in the doldrums but the booking of Richard Dunwoody for Kinnescash looks significant.Reuse content