16:30 Uttoxeter

ENEMY COAST AHEAD made easy work of defying a penalty when returning to Southwell following his success there at the beginning of last month and Olly Murphy's gelding could have more improvement to come for the step up in trip. Oi The Clubb Oi's displayed promise as a juvenile hurdler, running well in a Grade 2 at Doncaster in December 2018, and is likely to be competitive along with Arctic Valley, who sports cheekpieces for the first time.
Prediction : 1st Oi The Clubb Ois 2nd Enemy Coast Ahead 3rd Arctic Valley

17:00 Uttoxeter

YCCS PORTOCERVO never recovered from a mistake at the second-last on his chasing bow at Stratford but he is entitled to have learnt plenty from that experience and is unexposed compared to the majority of his rivals. Henrietta Bell won off this mark over hurdles at Worcester in July 2019 and is expected to build on her first chase start at Market Rasen, while Poker School's recent second at Southwell looks form that can put him in the mix.
Prediction : 1st Yccs Portocervo 2nd Henrietta Bell 3rd Poker School

17:30 Uttoxeter

Longhouse Sale made a winning start to life over fences at Stratford and this prolific hurdle winner is likely to have a decent future in this sphere. That said, he has to give 6lb and upwards to his rivals and PACIFY, whose hurdles form is arguably stronger, gets the vote. He placed in a Grade 2 at Cheltenham in November and is an interesting recruit to chasing. Timetochill was a useful mare in novice hurdles last season and is capable of making an impact in this sphere.
Prediction : 1st Pacify 2nd Longhouse Sale 3rd Timetochill

18:00 Uttoxeter

RHYTHM IS A DANCER built on a third over an extended 2m4f at Southwell, a piece of form which now looks rock solid with the winner hitting the frame in the Galway Hurdle recently, when upped to an extended 3m successfully last time. Good ground is critical to Paul Nicholls' seven-year-old and another bold bid is expected following a fair 4lb rise. Goodbye Dancer disappointed when last sighted behind the selection, but is just 4lb higher than when successful at Cheltenham in December and the Fergal O'Brien team are in good form. Yeavering Belle made it a hat-trick of hurdle victories on her handicap bow at Bangor but a 9lb rise makes things tougher, with Mister Universum difficult to ignore following a recent track-and-trip triumph.
Prediction : 1st Rhythm Is A Dancer 2nd Yeavering Belle 3rd Mister Universum

18:30 Uttoxeter

THE BOOLA BEE stayed on well to score at Market Rasen last month and is likely to be doing her best work at the finish again as she looks to follow up off a 5lb higher mark. Trumps Benefit steps up in distance off the same mark as when second at Bangor and warrants respect, while Go To Court and Luck Of The Legion both shaped nicely last time and are others to keep an eye on.
Prediction : 1st The Boola Bee 2nd Trumps Benefit 3rd Go To Court

19:00 Uttoxeter

ANYWAYYOULOOKATIT made a promising start to his chasing career when a fast-finishing second behind subsequent winner Arthur's Sixpence over 2m4f here last month. He will almost certainly improve for this step up in trip and is fancied to defy a 2lb rise. Hidden Cargo (was also engaged to run at Cartmel yesterday) has been knocking on the door and is likely to be in the shake-up again, while Midnight Magic also warrants respect lining up off the same mark as when third here 16 days ago.
Prediction : 1st Anywayyoulookatit 2nd Hidden Cargo 3rd Midnight Magic

19:30 Uttoxeter

CAPTAIN TOM CAT built on his runner-up effort at Southwell when readily brushing aside subsequent winner El Borracho over C&D and, despite having to shoulder a penalty, he should have few problems completing the double. Light In The Sky wasn't too far behind the useful Hunting Percival on his hurdling debut here last month and any improvement should put him in the mix, while Market Rasen third Decoration Of War also has place credentials.
Prediction : 1st Captain Tom Cat 2nd Light In The Sky 3rd Decoration Of War

20:00 Uttoxeter

DEAR SIRE accounted for a decent field when winning at Bangor a month ago and even a 7lb rise for that victory may not be enough to stop him from taking this contest as well. Esprit De Baileys and Percy fought out the finish of a similar race over C&D a few weeks ago and they should be in the mix once again, while John Constable and Teqany complete the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Dear Sire 2nd Esprit De Baileys 3rd Percy

20:30 Uttoxeter

PRESENT CHIEF arrives here having hit the crossbar on his last two starts, including over 2m4f here last month, and he should take plenty of beating this evening. Freddy Fanatapan was successful at this track a few weeks ago and he is an obvious threat to the selection, despite a 7lb rise in the ratings. Others to note are Simply Mani and Handy Hollow.
Prediction : 1st Present Chief 2nd Freddy Fanatapan 3rd Simply Mani

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