14:50 Sedgefield

Another 11lb rise will almost certainly demand more but given the way CILLUIRID (best price 7-2) has been winning, I think he can complete the hat-trick here and make it 4 wins from his last 5 starts. He has looked thoroughly progressive since going chasing and impressed again winning eased down over shorter here last month. He has a relentless way of going and this doesn’t look any tougher so I think he is going to take all the beating again. We know he loves this track and he is proven over the trip as well so it’s hard to find many chinks in his armour. Bavington Bob catches the eye now going chasing but I think he’s entitled to come on for the experience. Sounds Russian is unexposed and will appreciate going up in trip so could emerge as the danger. The Mighty Arc won at Worcester but is up 8lb and he’ll need to improve to beat the selection.

18:15 Newcastle

Boosala will likely be all the rage here for William Haggas after winning well at Doncaster last month. I’m not massively taken by the form though and I don’t think he deserves to be as short as he is in the market currently. GIOIA CIECA (best price 7-2) is definitely the value play for Keith Dalgleish. This colt by Kitten’s Joy struck over C&D at the start of the year and found all bar Modern News too strong when half a length second at Doncaster when last seen in September. That was a huge run and with further improvement to come I think he can serve it up to the favourite under Callum Rodriguez. He has only had 6 starts so brings plenty of potential to the table as well. Young Fire is a solid yardstick and shouldn’t be far away and Animal Instinct ran well when third to You’re Hired at Chelmsford and has a squeak on debut for Ian Williams here.