2:50 – Lacken Bridge – 9/4 @ Coral & Ladbrokes – The 7-year-old a three-time winning pointer has done well since going handicap chasing winning two of his last three starts. A winner over 2m 5f at Tramore three starts back, he did well to win over 2m at Gowran Park 12-days ago on his seasonal reappearance. He will be suited by the return to 2m 2 ½ f. Needs to improve a shade more to win but every chance he can.
2:05 – Snapdragon Fire – 5/1 @ William Hill & Coral – Returned from a 242-day break to win a handicap hurdle at Huntingdon back in October. Wasn’t able to build on that at Cheltenham, never travelling and jumping from an early stage of that race. Bounced back to win again at Huntingdon 12-days ago. Just 4lb higher now and the 5-year-old should be suited by the track.
8:30 – Choice Encounter – 7/2 @ William Hill & Bet365 – Trainer Archie Watson has been among the winners in the past few days and the selection is having his first run for the trainer here. The 3-year-old has a good draw in stall 2 and is well suited to the synthetics. Looks on a competitive mark for his stable debut. Capable of winning if getting getting luck in the run.