Alan Thompson has chosen two chasers that he thinks will get their first wins at this time from the playing cards at Lingfield and Southwell…
Colonel Keating can break his maiden tag at this time
Richard Rowe runs his eight-year-old who pulled up on his seasonal return after a break of 283 days over at this time’s course and distance. But Colonel Keating bounced again from that efficiency to go down narrowly over two and a half mile right here final month. That was a giant step in the precise path and he ought to be a lot happier again up in distance at this time. This shall be his sixth begin over fences, and whereas he’s but to get his head in entrance he’ll relish this heavy floor and with Niall Houlihan‘s 7lb declare in thoughts, regardless of his 3lb rise he appears to be like the one for me.
Hang Tough for Jonjo O’Neill is rightly the market favorite for this race. The six-year-old lived as much as his identify and confirmed a fantastic perspective after making a blunder late on final outing however then rallied to make a successful begin over fences over this course and distance three weeks in the past. The concern is he will get a 7lb hike in the weights for that effort and this appears to be like harder.
Glajou can notch up one other winner for Nicholls
It’s troublesome to oppose Paul Nicholls’ Glajou, who went extraordinarily shut on chasing debut in a scorching Chepstow occasion just lately. He has the cheekpieces fitted at this time to strive and hold him targeted, he is 1lb decrease for at this time’s task and he’ll have his superb conditions. It’s nonetheless early days for him and additional progress ought to be forthcoming from this promising four-year-old.
An fascinating runner is Shanacoole Prince for Kim Bailey. This level/novice hurdle winner switches to fences for the primary time at this time on the again of a 362 day break. I simply suppose there are too many inquiries to be answered concerning the seven-year-old at this time and I feel Glajou shall be too good.