11:53 Chepstow

In a competitive contest, it may be safest to side with TAKE YOUR TIME, a winner three times over hurdles, including in this race 12 months ago off the same mark. Pulled up on his last two starts, he has had wind surgery ahead of his return and with his stable in great form, he may get back to winning ways. Cavallino is interesting on his first appearance after leaving Willie Mullins and could go well back over hurdles, along with Benny's Oscar, who didn't get past the first on his chasing debut.
Prediction : 1st Take Your Time 2nd Cavallino 3rd Bennys Oscar

12:27 Chepstow

Drumlees Pet has some solid placed form in point-to-points to call upon and with her mares' allowance, she could go well. Galudon is another to consider now upped in trip after his keeping-on fifth over the extended 2m3f here, but MAKIN'YOURMINDUP is hard to oppose. He made all to win here in October, staying on strongly over half a mile shorter, and if he improves for that first start in almost eight months, he can shrug off the 7lb penalty he is forced to carry for that success.
Prediction : 1st Makinyourmindup 2nd Galudon 3rd Drumlees Pet

13:02 Chepstow

Hititi wasn't out of it when unseating his jockey on his reappearance here and if he has learned from that initial chasing experience, he could run into a place. Franigane is another to consider on his fencing debut, although he has been off for some time and preference is for DALAMOI. Tim Vaughan's five-year-old won as he pleased on his first start over fences at Kempton and could be called the winner a long way out. An added 8lb from the handicapper is unlikely to be enough to stop him doubling up.
Prediction : 1st Dalamoi 2nd Franigane 3rd Hititi

13:37 Chepstow

Although SECRET REPRIEVE suffered his only defeat in four starts at this track when fifth in his Welsh National defence last year, he was a comprehensive winner of this race in 2020 and is fancied to go in again. The biggest danger might be Wayfinder, who has been impressive on his last three starts over C&D. Secret Investor hasn't been seen since beating Clan Des Obeaux in the Denman Chase in February 2021, but it wouldn't be a surprise if is forward enough to do himself justice.
Prediction : 1st Secret Reprieve 2nd Wayfinder 3rd Secret Investor

14:12 Chepstow

IRON BRIDGE kept on strongly over 2m4f at Carlisle to continue his unbeaten run and this extra half-mile can only play to his strengths. He looked in trouble entering the straight on that occasion but stayed on powerfully up the hill and more improvement is likely. Manothepeople won a shade cosily on his debut over the larger obstacles and with track and trip sure to suit, he's likely to be on the premises. Reilly shaped well enough when runner-up at Warwick and can build on that.
Prediction : 1st Iron Bridge 2nd Manothepeople 3rd Reilly

14:47 Chepstow

KNOWSLEY ROAD has shaped with stacks of promise in three starts since joining Paul Nicholls and should be capable of brushing aside a 7lb penalty for a cosy triumph over course and distance last month. Libberty Hunter, who won a bumper at this circuit when with his previous yard, offered encouragement behind a subsequent winner on his debut over hurdles here and may do better over this longer trip. Winning pointer Grey D'alco is another open to progression and is also considered.
Prediction : 1st Knowsley Road 2nd Libberty Hunter 3rd Grey Dalco

15:22 Chepstow

HELNWEIN is worth a speculative punt in a race that involves a lot of guesswork. The son of Walk In The Park is a brother to a bumper winner and joined a top yard after a respectable effort between the flags in Ireland in April. Big Ambitions, who cost 90,000 euros, is a full-brother to dual Grade 1 winner Death Duty so is worth monitoring in the betting. He Knows Better has the benefit of experience and is respected, while Hoodlum is worth a second look too.
Prediction : 1st Helnwein 2nd Big Ambitions 3rd He Knows Better