Racing commentator Simon Holt previews Saturday's action, with selections at Ascot and Wetherby.
There is some terrific jumping action at Wetherby and Ascot on Saturday and, at the latter venue, DIDTHEYLEAVEUOUTTO is fancied to gain a third course win in the Sodexo Handicap Hurdle.
A really impressive winner of his bumper here back in December 2017, Nick Gifford's gelding returned to beat the now 151-rated Thomas Darby over the course and distance last November and, even taking the third-placed Highest Sun as a guide, looks very reasonably handicapped.
Didtheyleaveuoutto was not so good in his later starts but, considering his relative inexperience, was probably thrown in at the deep end a bit when running in big-field handicaps both here and at Galway.
Earlier, THE LAST DAY is another who looks handily weighted in the Byrne Group Handicap Chase.
The seven-year-old was nicely progressive over fences last season and, after chasing home White Moon (an unlucky loser at Wincanton last week) at Exeter and Whatswrongwithyou (now rated 142) at Ffos Las, he had little trouble landing the odds at Carlisle on his final start.
Rated just 131 for this return to action, it should be onwards and upwards this season and, with the pace likely to be strong here, he could be hard to resist off his light weight in the closing stages.
At Wetherby, KAPGARRY can build on a promising chasing debut over a distance too far in the bet365 Handicap Chase.
The winner of a small-field novice hurdle from the 143-rated chaser I Just Know here (2m4f) last October, Nigel Twiston-Davies' gelding also ran creditably when fifth in a Grade Two contest at Cheltenham (2m5f) before losing his form.
Sent over fences at Warwick towards the end of September, Kapgarry ran a solid race until weakening approaching the last over three miles and, despite being dropped 3lb by the handicapper, the form has been boosted by both the winner Anteros and by the runner-up Templepark.