1.15 This features the usual Saturday clash between trainers Henderson and Nicholls. Chatterbox has the form in the book having won over course and distance last time out. He is up against Lac Fontana who has rock solid flat form in France and makes his hurdles bow, getting weight from Chatterbox.
1.50 Knock a Hand ran well last time when 5th at Warwick. He is a course and distance winner and could go well along with Captain Sunshine who was destined for at least the runner up spot when falling at the last on his latest start.
2.25 Silviniaco Conti looked very good when beating Long Run at Haydock and is hard to oppose.
3.35 Cash And Go and Cotton Mill are my two against the field. The ground may not suit Claret Cloak which was my original selection. At a bigger price Swing Bowler is worth considering as an each way shot.
4.10 Unioniste won well at Cheltenham and looks the one to beat here.
At Uttoxeter Scholastica is my selection in the 4.00 while at Leopardstown Flemenstar can get the better of Sir Des Champs in the 3.20.
1.30 Ma filleule
2.40 Marshall Zhukov