2.25: Indian Jockey will be strongly fancied to follow up his all-the- way Ascot victory a fortnight ago. But he has been raised 6lb for that win and Adrian Maguire could pounce with PERKNAPP. This 10-year-old showed a liking for this track when third in the Grand Annual Chase at the Festival in March. Flying Instructor has a lot of ability but could need this run.
3.00: Kilmington is an apple of Josh Gifford's eye and this eight-year- old must be respected, even though his Kempton win last week was in a four-horse race in which the hot favourite fell. The most likely result here though is success for YAHMI, reportedly well forward for this.
3.35: This cross-country course presents a riddle for punters. At least Irish Stamp has already proved himself over this track, is suited by the race conditions, and would be a worthy favourite. Giving weight away to all, however, is BISHOPS HALL, who could spring a surprise if the going remains on the fast side. Harry de Bromhead's runner has class and deserves a change of luck.
4.05: Another puzzling betting medium, with little evidence on which to compare the merits of the Irish-trained runners with the home contingent. Perhaps a small each-way stake on the lightly weighted REACH THE CLOUDS is best. This five-year-old should be staying on well at the finish.Reuse content