13:25 Leicester

Us And Them faces his easiest task for a while as he drops significantly in grade following a trio of efforts being pulled up. Despite being top-rated, he does need to show something, even at this lower level, so a chance is taken on WEEBILL. The consistent 11-year-old returned to winning ways after a wind operation at Market Rasen on Boxing Day and he could take advantage once again. No Rematch returns to hurdles and may have benefited from his latest run at Wetherby.
Prediction : 1st Weebill 2nd Us And Them 3rd No Rematch

14:00 Leicester

FLANN was brought down at Ludlow on his latest outing having won here the time before when getting the better of a subsequent winner. Fergal O'Brien's gelding could have more to offer stepping up in distance and appears to have been found an excellent opportunity to regain the winning thread. On The Bandwagon is capable of a decent showing following his second here in December, while Legendary Rhythm appeals most of the remainder.
Prediction : 1st Flann 2nd On The Bandwagon 3rd Legendary Rhythm

14:35 Leicester

AMERICAN SNIPER boasts plenty of experience over timber and bounced back from a below-par effort when just denied on his handicap debut at Taunton last month. The extra furlong is unlikely to pose any concerns and he is expected to successfully give 4lb and upwards to his rivals. Gunnery Officer's fourth at Ffos Las before Christmas entitles him to a place on the shortlist, along with Cuthbert Dibble.
Prediction : 1st American Sniper 2nd Gunnery Officer 3rd Cuthbert Dibble

15:10 Leicester

MOONLIGHTER got back to winning ways at Chepstow last month and, having been rated much higher in the past, a 4lb hike in the handicap shouldn't prevent another bold showing. Jacamar is now 1lb lower than when successful over C&D last March, and he ought to find this much easier than the Grade 3 handicap he contested at Cheltenham last time out. Others to note include Go Steady and Family Business.
Prediction : 1st Moonlighter 2nd Jacamar 3rd Family Business

15:45 Leicester

FAY CE QUE VOUDRAS did well to score at Hereford last month after Richard Patrick lost his iron following a mistake at the last. An 8lb rise in the handicap ought to be manageable if he can brush up on his jumping. Mrs Grimley landed a Ffos Las novice event last time out and Ben Pauling's charge is fancied to throw down another stern challenge, along with Heure De Gloire, who hit the frame at Newbury.
Prediction : 1st Fay Ce Que Voudras 2nd Mrs Grimley 3rd Heure De Gloire

16:20 Leicester

GEROLAMO CARDANO took full advantage of a sliding handicap mark when bolting up over C&D in December, and he's difficult to oppose despite a subsequent 6lb rise in the weights. Accidental Legend demands the utmost respect as he goes in search of a hat-trick following wins as Uttoxeter and Market Rasen, though he'll need to prove he can be as effective on the forecast heavy ground. Yellow Jacket is another to bear in mind.
Prediction : 1st Gerolamo Cardano 2nd Accidental Legend 3rd Yellow Jacket