12.30 This is an intriguing contest that could revolve around Modus and See the World. Modus, representing the Paul Nicholls stable is flat bred but has very solid form in bumpers, being placed twice in Grade 1 races. He has also already won over timber at Taunton for which he has an 8 lbs penalty. See the World was hugely impressive when winning a bumper at Wincanton last season on his only start. The selection has to be Modus but See the World could just be very special.
1.35 Unowwhatimeanharry, a recent Cheltenham winner, is my selection.
2.10 Beast of Burden was going like a winner when unseating at Chepstow and should go close given a clear round. Value at Risk is a course winner and was 5th in the Albert Bartlett. It is hard to choose between the two but I will go for Value at Risk.
2.45 Chosen Well handles the ground, goes well fresh and comes from last season’s winning stable.
3.50 Fly du Charmil and Royalzaro are point to point winners. Preference is for the former.