13:33 Hereford

Shiroccosmagicbaby is an interesting contender on her Rules debut following a facile success in a point-to-point in November, but it is easier to side with the Warren Greatrex-trained SAGEBURG COUNTY. Runner-up on his most recent start at Newcastle over 2m1f, he is entitled to improve stepping up in trip and could be worth taking a chance on. Marty Byrde is another to consider.
Prediction : 1st Sageburg County 2nd Shiroccosmagicbaby 3rd Marty Byrde

14:03 Hereford

It could be worth taking a chance on SPOTTY DOG, who was a comfortable winner on his most recent outing over 3m at Huntingdon last month. He has gone up 5lb for that success and is entitled to be thereabouts, but the reapplication of cheekpieces can spark additional involvement from Unblinking and he can give the selection plenty to think about. Bretney also warrants a market check.
Prediction : 1st Spotty Dog 2nd Unblinking 3rd Bretney

14:33 Hereford

The Emma Lavelle-trained PORTER IN THE PARK must command respect following a good win at Huntingdon over 2m5f on Monday, and 7lb penalty for that may not stop her following up in this. Sinndarella drops in class and seeks to improve following a distant fifth over 2m3f last time out, while Astra Via completes the shortlist for a reputable stable.
Prediction : 1st Porter In The Park 2nd Sinndarella 3rd Astra Via

15:03 Hereford

There was a lot to like about STRIKING OUT's chase debut when narrowly denied at Ludlow last month and, with improvement a distinct possibility, compensation could await off just 2lb higher. Icaque De L'isle ran his best race for the Richard Bandey yard when finishing runner-up behind a progressive rival at Huntington on Boxing Day and he looks the chief threat, with C&D winner Town Parks another to note.
Prediction : 1st Striking Out 2nd Icaque De Lisle 3rd Town Parks

15:33 Hereford

Court Royale didn't jump with the same efficiency on soft ground at Ludlow in November and the 10-year-old could prove a different proposition on this sounder surface. ARDMAYLE, however, makes slightly more appeal after making an encouraging return to action at Southwell when weakening late on into fourth. He's now only 1lb higher than his last success and looks capable of picking up a race of this nature. The first-time cheekpieces may eke out some improvement from Billingsley.
Prediction : 1st Ardmayle 2nd Court Royale 3rd Billingsley

16:03 Hereford

MR WASHINGTON has slipped to 12lb below his last winning mark. David Dennis' charge wasn't disgraced when securing a third-placed finish at Catterick in a first-time visor (retained) last month, and another step forward could see him get back to winning ways. Sure Listen struck at Taunton in December and he doesn't look overburdened by a subsequent 5lb rise in the handicap, while recent Ffos Las scorer Jasmiwa remains unexposed.
Prediction : 1st Mr Washington 2nd Sure Listen 3rd Jasmiwa

16:33 Hereford

MR MACKAY built on a promising debut effort when finishing a five-length fourth in a Listed bumper at Cheltenham last month, and he'll be tough to beat if running to a similar level here. Out Of Focus and Grangeclare North hinted at ability on their respective debuts and both must enter calculations, while Nathaniel gelding Navajo Indy is worth monitoring closely in the betting.
Prediction : 1st Mr Mackay 2nd Out Of Focus 3rd Grangeclare North