Oddschecker tips for every race at Warwick on Thursday.
Sir Tivo posted a solid effort when finishing second at Uttoxeter last month and he sets the standard. That was his first run after wind surgery and he is sure to be popular. However, DECORATED has more scope at this stage and, given that he is introduced to hurdling at a modest level, he could be good value to cause a minor upset. Enthused (also engaged to run at Sedgefield on Wednesday) was useful on the Flat and is also be a player here.Prediction : 1st Decorated 2nd Sir Tivo 3rd Enthused
It is interesting that Marracudja is still being pitched at handicaps at this stage of his career and he's one to monitor closely in the betting. However, NORTHERN BOUND wasn't fully extended when he brushed aside Fat Sam at Bangor in August and a 7lb rise in the handicap looks fair. Golden Taipan, who is tried with a tongue-tie and blinkers combination for the first time, also has the form to go close.Prediction : 1st Northern Bound 2nd Golden Taipan 3rd Marracudja
LUTINEBELLA, who was third in the mares bumper at Aintree in April, is the most interesting hurdling newcomer and looks worth following for the time being. She comfortably won a bumper on heavy ground here a couple of months before her trip to Liverpool and, with her yard in flying form, this looks a good starting point. Notnowlinda also showed a lot of promise in bumpers last season and is a worthy alternative. Lady Gwen is another to note.Prediction : 1st Lutinebella 2nd Notnowlinda 3rd Lady Gwen
A case can be made for all of these but preference is for KINONDO KWETU, who has won his last four starts and a 7lb penalty for his most recent victory at Southwell may not be enough to stop him. Twig was not disgraced on his return to action at Worcester last month and he is entitled to improve for that run. Judge Earle edges out Trixster to be the pick of the remainder. Prediction : 1st Kinondo Kwetu 2nd Twig 3rd Judge Earle
FLINTSTONE made a winning debut over hurdles at Stratford in August and he was not disgraced under a penalty on his most recent outing. A mark of 100 should be workable for this gelding on his handicap debut. Canal Rocks made the frame off this rating at Newton Abbot last month and he could go well once again, while Never No Trouble is another to consider. Prediction : 1st Flintstone 2nd Canal Rocks 3rd Never No Trouble
UNE DE LA SENIERE was only beaten a head into second over C&D a couple of weeks ago and she merits the utmost respect, despite a 3lb rise in the ratings. Cluain Aodha has been knocking on the door in maiden hurdles recently and she may improve for the switch to handicap company. The shortlist is completed by John Betjeman and Sheldon. Prediction : 1st Une De La Seniere 2nd Cluain Aodha 3rd John Betjeman