11:50 Kelso

AYE AYE CHARLIE was touched off on his seasonal return at Aintree and is expected to step up on that effort now sporting first-time cheekpieces. Bodacious Name struck on the Flat twice at Pontefract last month and is expected to step up on his hurdles second at Perth back in May now he has that recent winning form behind him. Starozov and Justadreamyeken would be surprise winners on what they have shown so far.
Prediction : 1st Aye Aye Charlie 2nd Bodacious Name 3rd Starozov

12:15 Kelso

COOL MIX scored with plenty in hand in a 2m novice hurdle here in January and is expected to step up on his latest effort over an extended 2m3f on his chase bow at Wetherby now dropping back in distance. Aristo Du Plessis enjoyed a productive spell over hurdles last term and is worth a market now returned to the larger obstacles. French recruit Horst is difficult to dismiss on his debut for a new stable and looks a bigger threat than Tayzar, who pulled up at Wetherby last week.
Prediction : 1st Cool Mix 2nd Aristo Du Plessis 3rd Horst

12:45 Kelso

Too Many Chiefs has an absence to overcome but makes some appeal on his Ayr victory over an extended 3m in January. A market check is thus recommended, though with a recent outing under his belt, JACK DEVINE shades preference. He shaped as if in need of the outing at Perth last time and looked a strong stayer when winning back-to-back races at that same venue in June. Craig Star, representing last year's winning stable, is another considered.
Prediction : 1st Jack Devine 2nd Too Many Chiefs 3rd Craig Star

13:20 Kelso

JOVIAL JOEY has held his form well since striking over 2m4f at Perth in August and is expected to build on his Market Rasen second over this trip last time. He pulled nine lengths clear of the third in the aforementioned contest so his 5lb rise in the ratings is fully warranted. Fixed Rate held on well to score by a head at Huntingdon but a 7lb rise makes his life tougher. Some Reign, sporting a first-time hood, is also considered.
Prediction : 1st Jovial Joey 2nd Fixed Rate 3rd Some Reign

13:55 Kelso

HALCYON DAYS returned from a 159-day break to win at Carlisle last month and that form has already been boosted with the third winning since. Based on that evidence, the handicapper has been extremely generous by raising the nine-year-old just 1lb in the ratings and he is hard to oppose. Civil Unrest is another who arrives here following some encouraging performances and he could pose the biggest threat to the selection. Others to note are Chain Of Beacons and Alizee De Janeiro.
Prediction : 1st Halcyon Days 2nd Civil Unrest 3rd Chain Of Beacons

14:30 Kelso

One Night In Milan has to be respected following back-to-back victories last month, but a further 6lb rise in the ratings will make life tougher for him today. With that in mind, preference is for MIGHTY THUNDER, who made an encouraging return to action at Perth in late September and this is just his second start since having a wind operation earlier in the year. Court Dreaming and Desert Island Dusk complete the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Mighty Thunder 2nd One Night In Milan 3rd Court Dreaming

15:05 Kelso

Troubled Soul was not disgraced over an extended 2m7f last time and this intermediate trip could be just what Fergal O'Brien's mare needs to try now to get off the mark over fences. However, a chance may be worth taking on SIMONE, who was not completely outclassed by a mare who subsequently placed in Listed company when trying three miles over hurdles in the summer and she now makes the switch to fences off a 1lb lower mark. Left Back returns to Rules after a confidence-boosting year in the pointing field, while Monsieur Arkadin should build on his recent Stratford comeback.
Prediction : 1st Simone 2nd Troubled Soul 3rd Left Back

15:40 Kelso

It is somewhat notable the Brian Hughes partners Keith Dalgleish's GLORIOUS LADY and the point-to-point winner could be the answer on her Rules debut for an in-form combination. Oscar Light is an experienced campaigner between the flags and appeals more than the other Irish raider Retrace, while Summer Lightening opened her account on debut in the spring and has to be respected, despite being penalised accordingly.
Prediction : 1st Glorious Lady 2nd Oscar Light 3rd Summer Lightening

10/11/2018 Kelso Acca