13:00 Exeter

The form of COLONIAL EMPIRE's most recent win at Ffos Las has taken a few boosts since and there is every reason to suggest he can follow up of 10lb higher. A talented sort on the level, Pleasant Man hasn't quite put it together over hurdles just yet but cannot be ruled out, likewise Naturally High, who arrives here on a hat-trick and could improve for going back up in trip.
Prediction : 1st Colonial Empire 2nd Naturally High 3rd Pleasant Man

13:35 Exeter

Narrowly outgunned by a well-handicapped horse at Wincanton over Christmas, SIZABLE SAM can gain compensation over a C&D he finished runner-up in November. Jeremy Scott's charge will need to improve in the jumping department but if doing so, he should have too much for First Lord De Cuet, who has been runner-up on his last four starts, and Fox Pro.
Prediction : 1st Sizable Sam 2nd First Lord De Cuet 3rd Fox Pro

14:10 Exeter

This race seems to revolve around the classy mare BONTTAY, who struck in Listed company in bumpers and showed enough on her hurdles debut at Lingfield to suggest that she can get off the mark. Masked Matgil is entitled to improve on a somewhat promising effort at Ffos Las last month, whereas Symphorine has plenty of ground to make up with the selection. C'est Bleu could be an interesting recruit from the point-to-point fields.
Prediction : 1st Bonttay 2nd Masked Matgil 3rd Cest Bleu

14:45 Exeter

This could go the way of JUDEX LEFOU, who arrives in this following a decent second on his most recent run over 2m4f at Ludlow in December. A 2lb raised mark seems reasonable for that effort and is unlikely to stop him having a say in proceedings, but point-to-point winner Lagonda makes her chasing debut and is feared. Kingsmill Gin is another to bear in mind stepping up in class.
Prediction : 1st Judex Lefou 2nd Lagonda 3rd Kingsmill Gin

15:20 Exeter

The King Of Ryhope kept on well for second on his Rules bow over 2m4f at Carlisle in October and commands respect stepping up in trip, but it could pay to take a chance on the class-dropping MAX'S CHAMP. He kept on to finish fourth on his latest outing over 2m4f at Cheltenham on New Year's Day and could benefit from a stiffer stamina test, especially as he is a point-to-point winner. Sandalwood sports first-time cheekpieces and should not be underestimated for powerful connections, while Great Name That adds further spice to the race.
Prediction : 1st Maxs Champ 2nd The King Of Ryhope 3rd Sandalwood

15:55 Exeter

BROADWAY BOY looked a stayer worth keeping on the right side of when getting off the mark on handicap debut at Aintree in December and the galloping nature of this track will definitely play to his strengths. The form of that contest has worked out, with the runner-up and the third subsequent winners, so a 7lb rise may prove to be lenient. Farmer's Gamble has filled the runner-up spot on his last couple of starts and is likely to enter calculations, while others to consider include Aimee De Sivola and Lady Kk.
Prediction : 1st Broadway Boy 2nd Farmers Gamble 3rd Aimee De Sivola

16:30 Exeter

SPORTING ACE hasn't been disgraced on both attempts in handicap company, placing at both Southwell and Warwick, and the seven-year-old is capable of further improvement dropping back slightly in trip. Longshanks was firmly in contention against a well-handicapped horse when falling two out at Wincanton last month and he could be a strong threat running off the same mark. Top Of The Bill and Astigar appeal most of the remainder.
Prediction : 1st Sporting Ace 2nd Longshanks 3rd Top Of The Bill