12.35 Ballybane was 4th at Worcester back in October. Should handle give in the ground.
1.45 There are a number of runners with impressive form in previous runnings of this marathon. Benvolio was only beaten a short head last year. He has shown little since but he loves soft ground. Emperors Choice, last year’s winner stays all day and won at Haydock on his return this season. Mountainous won this back in 2013. He has not won since but looks well handicapped. Upswing and Cogry are others to consider. They were second and fourth respectively at Haydock in November.
Cogry and Upswing are my selections.
3.25 Otago Trail is in good form and will handle the ground.
2.35 Un Ace