Min (Ruby) runs in the 2m 4f Melling Chase. We changed tactics on him at Cheltenham and it didn’t work. He was a shade unlucky when just touched off in this race last year and if he produces that form here today he will take a lot of beating. He will love the ground, trip and track.
Aramon (Ruby) goes for the Grade 1 Novices Hurdle over 2 miles. We are prepared to forgive his run in the Supreme Novices at Cheltenham as he was just inconvenienced by the ground there. However, this recent rain has got into the ground and that is certainly not in his favour.
We have two runners in the Topham Handicap Chase over 2m 5f. Cadmium (Paul) has been very consistent this year and jumps well. He will handle the ground and we think he will also like the track and these fences. Polidam (David) ran better than his finishing position would suggest in this race last year and has a good each-way chance today.