By Brian Hughes
Triangle Rock, formerly trained by Mouse Morris, has his first run for the Dalgleish stable.
A maiden after eight hurdle runs, he has shown a glimmer of form in his last three outings.
He needs to benefit from the break and the change of scenery to get into contention today.
Hat-trick seeking Eric The Red looks difficult to beat provided he handles the step up in trip.
Cuckoo’s Calling, who won two bumpers for me in late 2017, makes her hurdling debut.
She is a nice mare and a transfer of her flat form to the smaller obstacles would give her an excellent chance.
Iconic Belle, a winner of four on the flat this year and Tokaramore look the main threats.
Born For War, placed in all National Hunt sectors, ran well for me in a three-mile hurdle at the track nineteen days ago, beaten by just three lengths.
He reverts to chasing with a first-time visor fitted to spark some improvement.
It is a competitive contest with Asum and Something Brewing major rivals.
Val Mome, an Irish Point winner has run well over hurdles for me on five outings with a win and two seconds.
He disappointed at Kelso last time out in October but hopefully will bounce back after wind surgery.
He is a genuine performer and despite top weight, I expect him to be in contention.
Richard Strauss won well on the flat recently and in receipt of twenty pounds looks a real danger.
Monsieur Co probably needed the run 16 days ago at Kelso, returning from a 202-day break.
He is top weight fitted with tongue strap and cheekpieces in today’s six runner handicap chase.
His on-track performance didn’t match his homework so hopefully, the additional gear works.
Cap St. Vincent and Civil Unrest look the likely challengers.
Glorious Lady, an Irish point winner, disappointed on rules debut when I was on board at Kelso 16 days ago.
She badly needed the run after a break of 195 days and should go close today.
The danger may be debutant Jo Cashflow.