12.25 Pleasant Company
2.05 Rajdhani Express
3.50 No No Manolito
3.20 Don Poli
2.25 This looks to be between Trustan Times, Volnay de Thaix and Katkeau. Volnay de Thaix just gets the nod.
3.00 Taquin Du Seuil is just preferred to Cue Card and Dynaste
43 winners so far this jumps season
1.00 Alisier D’Irlande
1.30 The Skyfarmer
2.05 Jolly’s Cracked It
12.40 Missed Approach
1.10 Binge Drinker
1.55 The Brock Again
3.05 Vago Collonges
33 winners so far this season.
1.15 Sausalito Sunrise won on his debut over fences at Chepstow last month and he also won his only point to point. A 4 time winner over hurdles he comes from a stable in good form.
2.30 The improver Buywise seems to have the right profile for this race.
3.00 Katkeau has been of the track for a long while but that may not be significant in a horse from the Pipe stable. Stays well and will handle the ground.
3.35 Hargam looks the sort to do well over hurdles.
4.05 Bitofapuzzle has some outstandomg bumper form and looks a good prospect.
12.30 Clondaw Court
3.55 Master of Verse
12.25 Lady Buttons is 2 from 2 at Wetherby and handles cut in the ground.
2.40 One Track Mind won his bumper here in good style and looks one to follow.
1.35 The Govaness is preferred to Emerging Talent.
2.40 Simply Ned takes a step up in class but looks a progressive type.
3.15 Vaniteur was 3rd in the Supreme Novices here in March. He is an exciting prospect. Garde de la Victoire won 3 times over hurdles last season including once here. 3rd on his seasonal reappearance at Aintree.
Pearl Swan is a horse with a lot of ability but hasn’t always had the luck. Has proved he can go well at Cheltenham. Katgary was a winner twice over hurdles in France and was runner up in a Grade 3 at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Regal Encore’s 4th in the Imperial Cup last season off his current mark puts him in with a shout.
Vaniteaux and Pearl Swan are my selections.
3.50 Definitely Red won twice last season and was 7th and first of the home runners in the Festival bumper. Birch Hill impressed when winning a point to point while No No Manalito was an impressive bumper winner at Fontwell in May. The selection is definitely Red.
1.40 Very Wood
1.50 Next Sensation
2.25 Urban Hymn and Champagne West are my main fancies for this race. Slight preference is for the Philip Hobbs trained Champagne West.
4.05 Cup Final