13:05 Doncaster

Glory Bridge seemed to benefit from a first-time tongue-tie on his most recent outing over this C&D when keeping on for second, and he can build on that in handicap company. However, HALF THE FREEDOM secured a facile victory last time out, also over C&D, and commands respect given Jamie Brace's 6lb claim negates all of the gelding's 5lb rise. Ivetwiggedit makes her handicap debut dropping in trip and completes the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Half The Freedom 2nd Glory Bridge 3rd Ivetwiggedit

13:40 Doncaster

It could pay to take a chance on ACHNAMARA who, despite being a well-beaten favourite on his hurdling bow at Fontwell last time out, showed plenty on the Flat for Charlie and Mark Johnston and is fancied to bounce back in this. Sarsons Risk warrants a market check on his NH debut, while Montregard boasts a very appealing pedigree and could also make his presence felt.
Prediction : 1st Achnamara 2nd Sarsons Risk 3rd Montregard

14:15 Doncaster

Denied by a narrow margin on his most recent outing at Sedgefield, a rather tentative vote is given to the Sam England-trained ELLEON dropping in trip. He was ridden to lead approaching the last on that occasion and found no extra when headed in the final strides, so dropping to 3m could work in his favour. Future Benefits secured a good second on his latest outing over this trip at Market Rasen and is feared most ahead of First Man.
Prediction : 1st Elleon 2nd Future Benefits 3rd First Man

14:50 Doncaster

A determined winner over C&D last time out, SILVER FLYER can follow up here off a 4lb higher mark with conditions in his favour once more. Docpickedme could not have won any easier over this trip at Southwell in November and he must hold every chance of going in again, along with Revels Hill, who could be interesting on his return to the smaller obstacles.
Prediction : 1st Silver Flyer 2nd Docpickedme 3rd Revels Hill

15:25 Doncaster

It is difficult to look past HULLNBACK, who sets quite a lofty standard having scored at Haydock in November and finished runner-up in a Grade 2 bumper at Aintree last April. Gift Of Raaj may have finished closer at Wetherby on his hurdles debut but for a mistake at the last, and improvement can be expected here, whereas Spirit Of Regulus has plenty of ground to find with the selection.
Prediction : 1st Hullnback 2nd Gift Of Raaj 3rd Spirit Of Regulus

16:00 Doncaster

HEROIQUE DE MAULDE has performed with credit on both starts to date in the UK, hitting the frame twice at Newcastle, and a recent wind operation could make the difference given the six-year-old's finishing effort on Boxing Day wasn't particularly strong. Tupelo Mississippi may benefit from dropping back in trip after his outings at Catterick last month, while The Mighty Arc could land a blow if repeating his effort here in November.
Prediction : 1st Heroique De Maulde 2nd Tupelo Mississippi 3rd The Mighty Arc

16:33 Doncaster

QUEENS ROCK wasn't at her best when fourth at Wetherby on Boxing Day and Nicky Henderson's mare is worth another chance on her handicap debut. A sounder surface is likely to aid the daughter of Shirocco in what appears to be an excellent opportunity to get her head back in front. Nora The Xplorer is capable of being in the mix following her latest C&D third, while better is expected of Malina Jamila following her effort after a break at Exeter last time.
Prediction : 1st Queens Rock 2nd Nora The Xplorer 3rd Malina Jamila