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1.15: Philip Hobbs has his team in brilliant form and with plenty of cut in the ground likely, he could strike again through SADLER'S REALM, whose Imperial Cup second puts him on a very handy weights mark.

1.45: FOREST IVORY looked a chaser of some potential last season. Provided he does not hang about in the air again, as on his Warwick reappearance, he get back on the winning trail.

2.15: SEE MORE BUSINESS looked pretty much his old self at Haydock, surviving a series of untidy jumps to pose a threat to Suny Bay two fences out. Two course wins show that these fences hold no terrors for him and, with a clear round, he should have no trouble turning the tables on Escartefigue.


1.55: Dines has experience and every chance on form, but the potential shown by MOUNTAIN STORM on his chasing debut marks him down as a horse to follow.

2.30: This should be dominated by the progressive front-runners Lake Kariba and EDREDON BLEU. Irish raider Hill Society cannot be ruled out, but Edredon Bleu is strongly fancied to keep them all at bay.

3.05: There is an eye-catching 20-1 available about FATEHALKHAIR who has solid handicap form from a top race last time out. He is now better value than the well-backed pair Blowing Wind and Racketball.

3.40: Both clear-cut winners on their latest starts, MONIS can upset likely favourite Premier Generation.


1.40: Safe jumping and plenty of stamina will be needed here, and REFLEX COURIER matches up to both requirements. He found the subsequent smart Newbury winner Ivy Boy too sharp round the tight Plumpton circuit last time and was outpaced from the last ditch but should come into his own on the stiff final climb now.

3.25: Venetia Williams has handled MASTER CHET with kid gloves and her patience should be rewarded. The handicapper has been lenient in raising this lightly-raced gelding only 8lb for his latest easy course win.