3.40 Naas

Mount Brandon looked an improver over fences at Punchestown last time and even though he is only 1lb better off with Rolling Rocket, I'm confident he can improve past him in a modest chase at Naas (3.40). Barry Geraghty rides him for the first time this afternoon, which is no bad thing, and I mentioned earlier in the week how highly I rate Robert Tyner as a trainer. His sire Mountain High is excellent in soft ground and has not had many runners over fences as yet, but is getting winners. He rates the nap selection today.
Mount Brandon - 4pts @ 4.5Lost -4pts

2.05 Wetherby

Whispering Harry fell when going well last time but had previously had posted an excellent second at Newbury, and if reproducing that form he will go close in what is set to be a strongly run event at Wetherby (2.05). He will relish the conditions being by Sir Harry Lewis and his trainer/jockey combo have performed well this season, especially in handicaps.
Whispering Harry - 2pts @ 5.5Lost -2pts

1.50 Warwick

It is great to see Willie Mullins back at Warwick where he has a 67% course record. His Black Hercules will be short in the staying novices' chase and better value might lie with Definitely Red who has Richard Johnson on board, at a course he rides brilliantly. His trainer Ellison has an excellent record with novice chasers and Definite Article is a positive in chases of three miles plus.
Definitely Red - 2pts @ 7.5Lost -2pts

3.50 Wetherby

Woolstone One will be short in the closing bumper at Wetherby but I think she will win easily enough given the impression she made on debut. There are few fillies' bumpers around and clearly her very shrewd young trainer Harry Whittington will have targeted this race for her. Her sire, Authorized, is a huge positive on soft/heavy conditions.
Woolstone One - 4pts @ 1.73Won 2.92pts