12.17 – Pertemps Network ‘National Hunt’ Maiden Hurdle – 2m4f
ROCK HOUSE returned an easy winner of his only start in points and the runner-up has since run well at Aintree in a bumper. He’s joined a stable who are in great form at the moment, so he should go well. LUNAR CONTACT is related to Briar Hill and Jazzaway and could go well on debut for the Alan King team.
Selections: ROCK HOUSE, LUNAR CONTACT
12.47 – Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle – 2m
FANFAN DU SEUIL has been winless for a while but he ran well on his return last month and is well-treated at present judged on his previous form. He has to shoulder top-weight but he’s got some strong form in his inventory and given how weak this race is, he should be a big player here.
Selections: FANFAN DU SEUIL
13.20 – Pertemps Network Mares’ Handicap Hurdle – 2m7f
DAME DE FORTUNE went close on her debut when third in a bumper before opening her account in good style on hurdles debut. She lost little in defeat behind an odds-on favourite last time and this race lacks strength in depth, so she can confidently go one better in this winnable race for the in-form Olly Murphy team.
Selections: DAME DE FORTUNE
13.55 – Pertemps Network Handicap Chase – 2m1f
BEMPTON CLIFFS has won three of his five chase starts and was always in control when seeing off a warm favourite last time. His jumping and pace should serve him well around this course and he’s already successful over this course-and-distance, so he should make another bold effort from the front.
Selections: Bempton Cliffs
14.30 – Pertemps Network Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase – 2m5f
WILLASTON has made a positive start for this stable and ran well when fifth at Aintree last time in a better race than this. He makes his chase debut off a nice mark and Daryl Jacob has been booked to ride, so he’s a big player here. RAFFLE TICKET is an interesting chase debutante. He hasn’t been seen for a while and is lightly raced for his age but he’s clearly got a lot of ability based upon the form he’s shown to date. He would have won on debut and beat the 130-rated Hooper at Hexham over hurdles but for falling at the last hurdle when two lengths clear. An opening mark of 123 is extremely lenient based upon his form to date and, if he’s fit enough to run to his maximum capabilities, he could go well.
Selections: Willaston, Raffle Ticket
15.05 – Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle – 2m7f
ROMEO BROWN ran a rare poor race last time but the return to this longer trip could get him back on track as he won over this trip back in May. He should go well, while FIDUX was fourth in the Scottish National back in April and is well-treated back over hurdles, so he’s worth a chance.
Selections: Romeo Brown, Fidux