14:00 Chepstow

The Noel Williams-trained FARNE (best price 3-1) was very smart in bumpers, hitting the frame in all four outings, including a Grade Two at Aintree. She signed off a pretty good hurdles campaign with victory here before she made an excellent start to her chasing career when third in a listed Chase at Warwick last month. Paddy Brennan travels to Chepstow for his only ride of the day and perhaps that’s a clue in itself, therefore this improving eight-year-old gets the nod to open her account in this sphere on handicap debut. 
Farne - 1pt @ 3/1

14:35 Chepstow

NORDANO (best price 5-1) hasn’t won for a long time but he’s shaped well in both his latest starts, including when faring better than the beaten margin indicated at Ascot last-time-out and has become dangerously well-treated for Neil King. The six-year-old is reunited with Jamie Moore, who’s ridden him to success in the past and his mount has plenty of course form, including when third in a Grade One here two years ago. The reduction in distance looks a positive move and, in a race he might be able to dominate knowing he’s reserved his best for this sort of ground, he should be ready to run a big race now.
Nordano - 1pt @ 5/1

15:20 Fakenham

The Hellesdon Leather & Cloth Furniture Company Handicap Chase doesn’t look that competitive and I like the top-weight FAIRWAY FREDDY (best price 11-2), who won three times last term and tends to compete in better events than this for Nick Gifford. This nine-year-old won off this mark in a higher-graded event back in April by eight-lengths so this grade/mark is well within his capabilities. The only time he’s ran poorly over fences was at Sandown twice so his latest display can be excused. He will need the ground to dry out but the forecast suggests that will happen and a reproduction of any of his previous efforts looks sure to see him go close.  
Fairway Freddy - 1pt @ 11/2

16:15 Chepstow

AFTER THE FOX (best price 4-1) (NAP) found the huge hike in heights tough to handle having romped to victory at Warwick a year ago but he’s put together two solid displays in defeat the last two times off reduced marks and shaped like the best horse in the race last time over three-miles. Chester Williams is back on him today, which is a good sign, and he has his only ride of the afternoon in the finale, while trainer Jane Williams just has the one runner here, too. This seven-year-old gets his favoured soft ground and, in a race lacking any strength in depth, he appeals most for a trainer/jockey who are a potent combination at this venue with the former operating at a 22% strike-rate and the latter operating at a 25% strike-rate here.
After The Fox - 1pt e/w @ 4/1