13:00 Hereford

All of these can be given some sort of a chance but AFTER THE FOX (best price 7-1) looked in need of his seasonal reappearance and has subsequently been dropped four-pounds so could go well off his realistic mark under the in-form Chester Williams. He’ll need to leave his seasonal reappearance behind him but he should be able to do that and, given the level of form he’s achieved up to this point, he makes a bit of each-way appeal in a race that is anybody’s for the taking. 

After The Fox - 0.5pts e/w @ 7/1

13:45 Wetherby

Both trainer Tom George and stable jockey Johnny Burke are a potent force at this venue with the former operating at a 22% strike-rate, while the latter sitting at 21% and they have a good chance to further enhance that record with OSCAR ROBERTSON (best price 13-8) in this moderate event. The seven-year-old shaped really well on his only previous start over three-miles and did all of his best work at the finish at Newbury on his return which came in a deeper assignment than this one. The last time we saw him at this level, he beat a 135-rated individual so he’s clearly well-treated off a mark of 120 and can take this drop in class in his stride. 
Oscar Robertson - 1pt @ 13/8

14:50 Wetherby

This is slightly more competitive but, again, the one I like is the bottom-weight DARLING DU LARGE (best price 9-4), who’s at the top of her game at present and arrives seeking a hat-trick having thumped some good horses at Aintree last month. She’s tasted success three times already this year and completed back-to-back victories last time, where she jumped and travelled really well before quickening up approaching the final fence. She’s gone up six-pounds, but I think that could still be lenient as she’d have won by more than two-lengths without blundering the last fence in which herself and Johnny Burke did well to keep the partnership intact. A repeat of that display gives her every chance of further success in this four-runner affair. 
Darling Du Large - 1pt @ 9/4