13:23 Ffos Las

SHOMEN UCHI, who was a respectable sixth in the Grade 2 Aintree bumper last April, made a promising start over hurdles when he was just denied in a similar race at Hereford just before Christmas. He rallied well that day, which bodes well for this step up in trip. Snipe has shown ability over timber and can go well again if his fall at Southwell hasn't left any mental scars. Mumbles has scope and is also considered.
Prediction : 1st Shomen Uchi 2nd Snipe 3rd Mumbles

13:58 Ffos Las

KNOWWHENTORUN has the scope to improve over hurdles and is worth chancing in a race of this nature. He didn't run too badly on his latest effort at Taunton and could strike on his handicap bow. Chadlington Lad is respected but faces a stiff test on these terms, so Imperial Measure, whose yard won the 2020 renewal of this race, might be more of a threat on this occasion.
Prediction : 1st Knowwhentorun 2nd Imperial Measure 3rd Chadlington Lad

14:33 Ffos Las

HELTENHAM looks progressive over fences and is likely to be hard to beat if he takes another step forward after winning in an impressive manner at Newcastle on Boxing Day. How's The Cricket tries a tongue-tie and cheekpieces combination for the first time and may also find improvement, while Hidor De Bersy is better judged on his good second posted at Wetherby on chase debut in November.
Prediction : 1st Heltenham 2nd Hows The Cricket 3rd Hidor De Bersy

15:08 Ffos Las

BOBMAHLEY was put up 6lb for winning nicely over C&D on his last start when having Pilot Show (fourth) behind him. The eight-year-old is likely to use similar tactics once again and could prove tough to pass. Ballaquane is another who brings recent winning form when winning on chase debut at Fontwell, when idling at the finish, and he has only been raised 2lb, which gives him a big shout once more. Dentley De Mee has been consistent of late and completes the shortlist.
Prediction : 1st Bobmahley 2nd Ballaquane 3rd Dentley De Mee

15:43 Ffos Las

A wide-open contest in which a chance can be taken on ZERO TOLERANCE, who may represent some value on his handicap debut for Evan Williams. His mark could prove to be a lenient one on the basis of his most recent run, which has produced two subsequent winners. Bumpy Johnson is back down in trip to 2m4f which should aid his cause following a wind operation. Another to consider in this is Turning Gold after bolting up in a selling hurdle on heavy ground at Leicester last time, but conditions are very different on this occasion.
Prediction : 1st Zero Tolerance 2nd Bumpy Johnson 3rd Turning Gold

16:18 Ffos Las

Royale Dance has achieved a fair level of form in two outings to date over hurdles and she is likely to step forward again following recent wind surgery. That said, a chance is taken on Rules newcomer AH WHISHT, who sold for 145,000 pounds after winning a point at Necarne and is related to some useful types, including her younger sibling Attacca. Bombay Sapphire is likely to benefit from stepping up in trip and is feared most of the remainder.
Prediction : 1st Ah Whisht 2nd Royale Dance 3rd Bombay Sapphire

16:53 Ffos Las

DROP FLIGHT appeared to need his first run in this sphere when third at Taunton last month and that, along with dropping back in trip, could see an improved effort from the eight-year-old. Acey Milan has the ability to be competitive on his hunter chase bow, while others for the shortlist include No Getaway, formerly a useful individual for Dan Skelton, and Envoye Special.
Prediction : 1st Drop Flight 2nd Acey Milan 3rd No Getaway