12:40 Leicester

PERSEUS WAY sets the clear standard here having been pitched into Grade 2 company for his hurdling debut when chasing home the useful Scriptwriter at Cheltenham just over a fortnight ago. A repeat of that effort could see the son of Sea The Stars land this before heading onto bigger and better targets. Polyphonic is having his first start over obstacles since moving from Karl Burke and is sure to be well schooled. Fillyfudge shaped well enough to finish third over C&D recently and may have improved for that experience.
Prediction : 1st Perseus Way 2nd Polyphonic 3rd Fillyfudge

13:10 Leicester

SCARLET RUBY got off the mark in comprehensive style over C&D just under a fortnight ago and, receiving weight all round, she makes most appeal. She jumped and travelled well on that occasion and if rocking up in the same form, she may take all the beating. Bridge Road is at the other end of the handicap but did have excuses for his recent poor display over fences at Uttoxeter, having lost a shoe, and enters calculations off the same mark. Of the remainder, Mind Hunter is interesting having been dropped 2lb for his recent fourth at Wincanton and, with Jack Martin claiming 7lb, he's one to keep an eye on.
Prediction : 1st Scarlet Ruby 2nd Bridge Road 3rd Mind Hunter

13:40 Leicester

Unit Sixtyfour is sure to be popular having gone down narrowly at Uttoxeter on his seasonal/chasing bow and is entitled to improve for that outing. However, BEN BUIE put daylight between himself and the rest of the field at Hereford recently and a 5lb hike may not be enough to stop the eight-year-old gelding from following up. Flann is entitled to come on for the experience having finished third on his chasing debut earlier this month and is respected.
Prediction : 1st Ben Buie 2nd Unit Sixtyfour 3rd Flann

14:10 Leicester

A small but select field including C&D winner Tara Line, who made all on her hurdling debut and gets a 7lb sex allowance, before her jockey's claim. She can go well but a chance is taken on point-to-point winner STORMINHOME, successful in April and an exciting recruit for the in-form Ben Pauling stable. He may make a winning debut under Rules, leaving Marble Sands to put his fitness to good use to hold off the promising Pimlico Point in the race for third spot.
Prediction : 1st Storminhome 2nd Tara Line 3rd Marble Sands

14:40 Leicester

Good Impression is looking for his hurdling hat-trick after wins at Uttoxeter and Ffos Las, but he has 8lb more from the handicapper, before his jockey's claim, and also steps up in class. At A Pinch was decent on the Flat and may have more to offer after just the two starts over hurdles, though preference is for DR T J ECKLEBURG. A winner at Ludlow and Taunton, he raced too freely at Ascot in a much better race last time and ought to find this level more to his liking.
Prediction : 1st Dr T J Eckleburg 2nd At A Pinch 3rd Good Impression

15:10 Leicester

In a tricky-looking contest it may be worth taking a chance on LE PATRIOTE, who ran well for a long way at Aintree on his first start for 20 months before weakening. If he comes on for that effort, he could prove hard to beat off 3lb lower, leaving Cheltenham winner Magic Dancer as the obvious danger. He still needs a career-best at the age of 10 off this mark,while Gortroe Joe seems likeliest to follow them home, with Al Roc pulled up on his last two starts.
Prediction : 1st Le Patriote 2nd Magic Dancer 3rd Gortroe Joe

15:40 Leicester

A tentative vote goes to HEURE DE GLOIRE, with the David Pipe stable in good form. The five-year-old mare was a convincing winner at Ffos Las in March and these conditions could prove ideal on her return. Emma Lamb must be of interest on her first start for new connections, while Hello Bob is a player based on the pick of her form.
Prediction : 1st Heure De Gloire 2nd Emma Lamb 3rd Hello Bob