12:45 Ludlow

This could go the way of LUSAKA, who wears a first-time tongue-tie following a respectable third at Leicester earlier this month. His previous form indicates that he is capable of having a say in proceedings and he narrowly shades the vote from Zuraig, whose connections seek further improvement by applying a hood to the gelding today. Baliyad is another not to be taken lightly.
Prediction : 1st Lusaka 2nd Zuraig 3rd Baliyad

13:15 Ludlow

SUPERVISOR makes his return to action following a creditable second at Chepstow when last seen in February. He can go well when fresh and showed promise on both starts last season when making a switch to the larger obstacles, so he looks capable of being in the mix once more. Crystal Moon is tried in a first-time tongue-tie for his chasing bow and is feared ahead of Inflagrante.
Prediction : 1st Supervisor 2nd Crystal Moon 3rd Inflagrante

13:45 Ludlow

MULLENBEG was a game winner on her most recent run at Fakenham and she can secure a treble today if anywhere near that form. The five-year-old has gone up 6lb for that success but is yet to be far away over timber and can be thereabouts once more. Allavina reverts to hurdles following a distant third over fences at Southwell in May and edges out Irresistable to be the pick of the remainder.
Prediction : 1st Mullenbeg 2nd Allavina 3rd Irresistable

14:15 Ludlow

SAM BARTON got off the mark over fences at Worcester last month and, with this extra yardage sure to suit, he gets the vote to follow up. The seven-year-old showed a willing attitude on that occasion and a 5lb rise may not be enough to stop him. Reserve Tank was a shade disappointing on his first start for Peter Bowen when pulled up at Chepstow recently but may be worth another chance. Laskalin is making his season bow having had a wind operation in the meantime and warrants a second look.
Prediction : 1st Sam Barton 2nd Reserve Tank 3rd Laskalin

14:45 Ludlow

PRIME PRETENDER looked like he didn't stay 2m5f at Fakenham just over a fortnight ago and this drop back in trip should suit. The biggest danger appears to be Presuming Ed, who bolted up over C&D earlier in the month on only his second chase start and has the scope for further improvement. Tap Tap Boom was a impressive winner on his debut over the larger obstacles at Plumpton and also enters calculations.
Prediction : 1st Prime Pretender 2nd Presuming Ed 3rd Tap Tap Boom

15:15 Ludlow

A return to hurdles appears to have reinvigorated LOUP DE MAULDE, who won with any amount in hand at Huntingdon 11 days ago. He was given an 8lb rise for that success but this doesn't look the strongest of races and he can make it two on the spin. Lily Glitters was a disappointing favourite when behind the selection at Hereford last month but a return to this track, where she won in April, may rejuvenate her. Unblinking was not disgraced last time and is another to consider.
Prediction : 1st Loup De Maulde 2nd Lily Glitters 3rd Unblinking

15:45 Ludlow

Dan Skelton tasted success in this race last year and he could repeat that achievement with ROCKETTE today. The four-year-old is related to some useful Flat performers and that could stand her in good stead up against some stoutly-bred National Hunt types. Brave Jen makes plenty of appeal on her racecourse bow, along with Dysart Enos, who was second in a point-to-point earlier in the year.
Prediction : 1st Rockette 2nd Brave Jen 3rd Dysart Enos