Bolted up last time when stepped up to this trip and he's a consistent sort so he should return in the same form. 6lb rise unlikely to be enough to stop him and both trainer and jocke have a fine record at this course so he's a leading player.
Impressive winner of a weak race at Newbury on his first run for new yard. Sweated up and raced too freely before coming to grief two starts back and didn't jump well last time. The trainer arrives here in flying form, but this may be one to pass over.
Drop back in trip seems unlikely to suit and best form has come on faster ground than this. Opposable.
Gala Ball (6/4), Warriors Tale (2/1), Cepage (2/1), Max Ward (9/4), Sirabad (4/1)