13:18 Hexham

GRAYSTOWN has won the last two renewals of this race and having shaped well when runner-up on his seasonal reappearance here eight days ago, he looks primed for another big effort. Quiet Flow could be the biggest threat making his debut for Sam England, having moved from Dan Skelton, and also has a tongue-tie fitted for the first time. Course winner Aazza is having his first start of the campaign and has gone well fresh in the past.
Prediction : 1st Graystown 2nd Quiet Flow 3rd Aazza

13:54 Hexham

CARRAREA looks the one to beat here having shown a decent level of form in Ireland for Emmet Mullins. He was bought only recently and has been sent to Mark Walford, who was among the winners at this track just over a week ago. She's A Saint was a good winner of a point-to-point in February and demands respect on debut for Dan Skelton. Its A Midnight shaped with promise on her first start over hurdles here in May and has a chance if settling better.
Prediction : 1st Carrarea 2nd Shes A Saint 3rd Its A Midnight

14:29 Hexham

The Lucinda Russell-trained GREEN VAULT had excuses for his disappointing effort when attempting to complete the hat-trick over hurdles at Ayr in February, having lost a shoe, and is fancied to get off the mark at the first time of asking over the larger obstacles. The likely danger is Robin Des Fox, who is rated 2lb inferior to the selection over hurdles and looks the type who could take to fences. Jet Fighter was narrowly denied on his first start for Brian Ellison at Market Rasen last month and Brian Hughes retains the partnership.
Prediction : 1st Green Vault 2nd Robin Des Fox 3rd Jet Fighter

15:04 Hexham

AVOID DE MASTER arrives on the hunt for a hat-trick of wins and, despite having to defy a lengthy absence, he gets the nod. The eight-year-old produced a career-best performance over fences at Market Rasen last time and he can continue his ascendancy. Lyrical Genius remains unexposed and warrants plenty of respect on his handicap debut, while Crixus's Escape is another to consider.
Prediction : 1st Avoid De Master 2nd Lyrical Genius 3rd Crixuss Escape

15:34 Hexham

Although PADDY THE HORSE has failed to shed the maiden tag from six attempts, the seven-year-old has been knocking on the door and this looks like the perfect opportunity to strike. If he fails to fire, Finnthemagician may be able to pick up the pieces after a gallant effort at Downpatrick last time. Snipe gave a good account in a point-to-point on his sole outing to date and he also demands respect.
Prediction : 1st Paddy The Horse 2nd Finnthemagician 3rd Snipe

16:08 Hexham

PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL bumped into an improver when filling the runner-up spot at Worcester last month and he's fancied to go one better off a 3lb higher mark. Breaking The Ice was in good form when last seen and he could play a leading role on his seasonal reappearance, while Croagh Patrick ought to appreciate the return to this trip. Dolly Dancer heads the remainder.
Prediction : 1st Punxsutawney Phil 2nd Breaking The Ice 3rd Croagh Patrick

16:43 Hexham

Merrijig has shown a good attitude in both of his bumper runs and he demands respect this afternoon, but preference is for MYRETOWN. The five-year-old won a point-to-point at Dromahane in April, he's related to bumper winners and is fancied to strike at the first time of asking. Brian's Jet is interesting for the Brian Ellison stable, while Wedding Stress can't be ruled out under the champion jockey.
Prediction : 1st Myretown 2nd Merrijig 3rd Brians Jet