2.05 Casper King has claims here but he has always found one too good so far so I will go with Capeland for Paul Nichols. Capeland won a liste bumper at Cheltenham in January and seems well thought of by the stable.
3.15 Clan Des Obeaux was 6th in the Triumph Hurdle last season but has always been regarded as a chaser in the making. Our Kaempfer is another with fair hurdling form but the scope to do even better over the larger obstacles. I think that the benefit of a run already over fences may give Flying Angel an edge and he gets my vote.
3.50 Diego Du Charmil looks potentially well in at the weights.
4.25 My two against the field are Who Dares Wins and Ballyoptic. Slight preference is for the latter.
5.35 Thegreendalerocket could go well at a fair price.