14:40 Cheltenham Thu 19 April 2018
Two wins from five starts over fences and was by no means disgraced behind a useful sort at Haydock last time. Has to concede weight all round, but should give it her best shot with her stable remaining in good form.
Had Tara Mist behind when runner-up at Haydock on latest outing. Only 1lb worse off, seems to be on the upgrade and may be able to confirm the form in first-time blinkers.
Experienced for a novice with 14 starts to her name. Seems to be on a steep upward curve, though, and has won her last two races, prompting a massive 28-pounds rise in the weights. That, and this livelier ground, makes her opposable.
Won for the first time over fences at Worcester in October, but went up to this current rating and was only third at Ludlow the following month. Returns from a break and drops in distance.
Landed a handicap at Huntingdon in February, but was raised 9lb and found that too much of a burden at Bangor last month. Back down 2lb, but still looks high enough in the weights.
Won the second of her three chases when trained by the late Richard Woollacott. Returns a from a spell on the sidelines for a new trainer and the market will probably be the best guide to her chances.
Two wins from four races over fences, but has competed over hurdles on last two starts. Beaten off this mark when last seen over fences at Southwell, so first-time cheekpieces need to eke out improvement.
Last Year's Winner
|T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Aidan Coleman|
The Bay Birch (11/4), Midnight Target (7/2), Tara Mist (9/2), Socksy (5/1), Aunty Ann (7/1), Sheer Poetry (10/1), Pretty Reckless (18/1)
- Tara Mist
- Pretty Reckless
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Ben Linfoot seeks out the value in the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock and the two big handicaps at Ascot on Saturday afternoon.
Top commentator Simon Holt has three selections for Saturday's racing including Captain Redbeard in the Peter Marsh Chase.
David Ord heads to Lingfield for the Nap of the day and hopes an Ed Walker runner can get off the mark now eased in the weights.