12.23 – Support The Injured Jockeys Fund Today Handicap Hurdle – 2m4f
ON WE GO is really enjoying her racing of late, winning three of her last four starts, and beat a subsequent winner on her penultimate start, which is the best form on display. She can go close to adding another success on her return here, while ATOMIC ANGEL has a fairly good record here and shouldn’t be discounted off a lenient mark.
Selections: ON WE GO
12.53 – Weatherbys nhstallions.co.uk Novices’ Chase – 3m
Nicky Richards’ CRYSTAL GLORY won his first two starts last term before he made the frame in his next three starts, which includes when an excellent fourth in a Grade 1 at Aintree. He has looked every inch a chaser in the making and this is a great opportunity for him to make a successful return/chase debut before bigger targets await him later into this season.
Selections: CRYSTAL GLORY
13.23 – British Stallion Studs EBF ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle – 2m
YOU WEAR IT WELL chased a decent prospect home on debut but easily made amends next time and then made smooth hurdles debut when beating Blue Beach at Worcester. She should have a lot more to come and is fancied to take her unbeaten record over hurdles to two wins.
Selections: YOU WEAR IT WELL
13.53 – British Stallion Studs EBF ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle – 2m
This could be another winner for Jamie Snowden and Gavin Sheehan as MILLDAM should take a lot of beating here. He was highly tried on stable debut in the Boodles at the Cheltenham Festival and ran very well to finish midfield. He returned a beaten favourite on his return last time but the winner looks useful and, with this race looking a lot easier, he should outclass these.
14.23 – B K Racing Long Distance Handicap Chase – 3m7f
Selections: DEE STAR, STORM LORENZO
DEE STAR is in fine form this year, who’s won three of his last six starts, including the last two times and is only a pound higher than when winning at Carlisle last time which was a higher-grade event. He was only third in this last year but is a better horse now and could go very well given his recent run of form.
STORM LORENZO has taken really well to this sphere and has shaped as though he would really appreciate this stiff test of stamina, as proven when staying on to finish third last time. With a good record at this course, with more to come, he’s a major player.
14.53 – Tyne Grain Storage & Marketing For Farmers Handicap Chase – 1m7f
Selections: COOLMOYNE, GRAYSTOWN
COOLMOYNE ran a good race when third over track and trip in April and looked as though he needed the run last-time-out. If the first-time cheekpieces have a positive effect, he could play a leading role. GRAYSTOWN is a four-time course winner and his stable is in great form, so a bold display could be on the cards.