13:25 Ludlow

Bo Zenith, who won on his sole start over hurdles in France before finishing third of four at Sandown last month, is respected and merits serous consideration. However, it may be worth siding with OPEN CHAMPION, who was useful on the Flat for Roger Varian last year. Benjamin Bear, a stablemate of the selection, is another to bear in mind.
Prediction : 1st Open Champion 2nd Bo Zenith 3rd Benjamin Bear

13:55 Ludlow

GREENROCK ABBEY holds the best form over fences and he could follow up from his easy success in a similar contest at Hereford 23 days ago. The fitting of cheekpieces seemed to keep him focused that day and he is likely to be hard to beat. Great Heart'Jac is the main danger after he got off the mark over the lager obstacles at the first time of asking at Leicester in December, while Great Ocean completes the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Greenrock Abbey 2nd Great HeartJac 3rd Great Ocean

14:30 Ludlow

PASSIONATE PURSUIT was travelling like the winner until she made a mistake and unseated her rider two out at Wincanton on Boxing Day. This looks a weaker race and she can make amends this time. Mamoon Star drops in class and is respected accordingly, while Blueberry Wine, who improved over fences after a wind operation, is interesting back over hurdles and is another taken seriously.
Prediction : 1st Passionate Pursuit 2nd Mamoon Star 3rd Blueberry Wine

15:00 Ludlow

ROSE SEA HAS was a good second on his most recent run at Hereford and could appreciate a stiffer stamina test, given that he bolted up over 2m2f at Fontwell on his penultimate outing. Jobesgreen Lad has gone up 8lb following a success over C&D in December, but is still feared most, while Magic Dancer is another to keep in mind.
Prediction : 1st Rose Sea Has 2nd Jobesgreen Lad 3rd Magic Dancer

15:30 Ludlow

NOTNOWLINDA was a game winner on her most recent outing at Catterick in December and could make a winning handicap debut. An opening mark of 111 looks workable and is unlikely to stop her from having a say in proceedings, although Ucanaver was denied by a narrow margin on her latest run and also warrants a market check off 3lb higher. Sashenka should not be dismissed back over timber.
Prediction : 1st Notnowlinda 2nd Ucanaver 3rd Sashenka

16:00 Ludlow

Having landed a Larkhill point-to-point in November, this can go the way of I K BRUNEL. The son of Midnight Legend remains unexposed in this sphere and could have more to offer. Homme D'Un Soir hacked up on his chasing debut at Roscommon in August and a recent run between the flags might enable him to take another step forward, while Crypto is another to consider.
Prediction : 1st I K Brunel 2nd Homme DUn Soir 3rd Crypto

16:30 Ludlow

AMRONS SAGE has occupied the runner-up spot on both of his starts over hurdles but Nicky Henderson's charge has been handed a gilt-edged opportunity to get off the mark in a winnable contest. Tzarmix (third) shaped with promise in a similar C&D event last month and he's entitled to go close with improvement likely, along with Keable, who finished fourth in that same race.
Prediction : 1st Amrons Sage 2nd Tzarmix 3rd Keable