It will be a huge shock if Bristol De Mai does not emerge victorious in the totepool.com Premier Chase at Kelso.
Nigel Twiston-Davies’ runner was a 57-length winner of the Betfair Chase at Haydock in November, but the wheels have come off his season in the interim with a disappointing King George effort marginally bettered by a third-placed finish in the Cotswold Chase.
Whiskey In The Jar’s claims in the totescoop6 Premier Kelso Novices’ Hurdle might not be quite so clear-cut, but he makes plenty of appeal for Olly Murphy in the Grade Two event.
On the face of it, he has a bit to find with the likes of Better Getalong, but he has thoroughly impressed in two wide-margin wins of late.
Jonjo O’Neill lowers his sights with Doesyourdogbite at Market Rasen and the decision can pay dividends in the 188Bet Faller Refunds At Cheltenham Thursday Handicap Hurdle.
He finished well down the field in his first three starts this season, but posted an improved effort when claiming fifth in a Grade Three event at Sandown last month.
Zerachiel lost out by a neck at Bangor last month and can gain compensation in the Get Daily Tips At racinguk.com Handicap Chase at Warwick.
Ian Williams’ runner is pretty unexposed over staying trips, such as the three miles and five furlongs he faces here, having only twice tackled such a distance.
Racing over the same distance as this race last time, Zerachiel just failed to catch the winner and a moderate 2lb rise may not be enough to stop him.
Naas: 2.15 Western Ruler, 2.45 High Sparrow, 3.20 Free Ranger, 3.50 Monotype, 4.25 Wee Small Hours, 4.55 Stoneford, 5.25 Mary B.
Warwick: 2.20 Starcrossed, 2.50 Marienstar, 3.25 Oskar Denarius, 3.55 Zerachiel, 4.30 Spader, 5.00 Barrakilla, 5.30 Nobby.
Kelso: 2.10 Aye Right, 2.40 Charlie Snow Angel, 3.15 WHISKEY IN THE JAR (NAP), 3.45 Bristol De Mai, 4.20 Swing Hard, 4.50 Tap Night, 5.20 What A Dream.
Market Rasen: 2.00 First Drift, 2.30 Florrie Knox, 3.05 Miss Conway, 3.35 Knocknamona, 4.10 Doesyourdogbite, 4.40 Milly Baloo, 5.10 Voodoo Doll.