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This race has cut up and with Waiting Patiently omitted because of the ground it looks to be a tricky five-runner field to pick through. Top Notch travelled nicely through his race last time out after a break and should come on hugely for that run but CHARBEL has been in good form this year and he gets the nod in this.
The Nicky Henderson stable have some first-class novices and it's feasible that Birchdale could be another. However, TIDAL FLOW has shown some real promise early in his career and showed a good level of ability at Newbury last time out.
A wide open renewal of the race and a chance is taken on SLEEP EASY who ran eighth behind Champ last time. The sixth placed horse won next time out and that could be decent form. Cotswold Way was another of interest in the race and though he's up 4lb, he's lightly raced and could be progressive.
JET SET found himself in a warmer race at Aintree last time and should find this more to his liking. He struggled with the finishing pace in the contest and was niggled along after a couple of the obstacles. This is a step back down into more comfortable company and that should be a big plus.
An absolutely savage handicap for punters to pick the winner and a chance is taken on DUEL AT DAWN who looks like he will find this trip will be ideal. Impulsive Star and Sizing Codelco make up the shortlist.
GLEN ROCO is at the bottom of the handicap here but that shouldn't deter slotting him in for leg 6. The step up in trip for Nick Gifford's charge could be of major benefit and he's given a chance off a feather weight.
We have recently seen that significant top weight doesn't affect the classier horses back in handicaps with Frodon and Aso successful around Cheltenham so to that end BLACKLION returns to hurdles off a decent mark and he's taken to land this returning to the sort of form that made him a very smart stayer.
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