Dubai Angel looks the one to beat in the 2.40 at Newcastle on Monday. The six-year-old could well be a notch or two above today’s meagre opposition.
Waiting Patiently is expected to surprise more fancied rivals and land the graded novices’ chase, the 1.30 at Haydock on Saturday. This is a crucial test for a young chaser that has looked a high-class prospect over fences.
Dawson City is fancied to go one better than last time and land the 3.20 at Wincanton on Thursday. Polly Gundry’s gelding has been knocking at the door all season over this sort of trip.
Longtown may not be the quickest horse Philip Hobbs has ever trained but he stays well and looks to have been found a winning opportunity in the 4.20 at Exeter on Tuesday.