1.15 Un Temps pour tout is a grade 1 winner over hurdles in France and looks a very interesting prospect for staying novice chases.
1.50 Black Thunder is worth considering here. He won at Sandown last season off a slightly higher mark. Soft going probably suits him best. Further down the weights I would put up Sego Success as another to think about. My other fancy is. Sausalito Sunrise. My 123 would be 1 Sego Success; 2 Sausalito Sunrise 3 Black Thunder.
2.25 I will put a few suggestions again here. Boondooma, Darna, Johns Spirit and Cocktails at Dawn form my short list. Boondooma won here last month making all. Although he has gone up in the weights for that he can still be competitive off his new mark. I think that Darna is overpriced. He needs good ground and if he gets it he has an each way chance. John’s Spirit won this two years ago and generally runs well at Cheltenham. The form of Cocktails at Dawn’s win at Chepstow has worked out well.
1. Boondooma 2. Cocktails at Dawn 3. John’s Spirit 4. Darna.
3.35 There may be more to come from the consistent Herbert Park.
4.05 Which One is Which and Copper Kay are my selections.
1.00 Free Expression
12.30 Captain Chaos