Improving chaser can make long journey pay off
North: Colin Russell
Looking Well(4.15 Perth, nap)
Below par on soft ground on latest start, but had previously run well when runner-up to Ziga Boy in the Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster. Sunday's conditions ideal and fancied to bounce back.
Others to follow
Fakenham 2.00 Camillas Wish, 3.30 Eyes Of A Tiger, 4.00 Roja Dove, 4.30 Shaiyzar.
Perth 2.15 Golden Jeffrey, 2.45 Brave Spartacus, 3.15 Vercingetorix, 4.45 This Thyne Jude, 5.15 Nando.
Lambourn: James Burn
Volnay De Thaix(4.15 Perth, nap)
Nicky Henderson's teamremains in good nick. This would not necessarily be one of the champion trainer's go-to tracks, so it could be worth taking a chance on the eight-year-old, who was smart in his youth and may have more to offer over fences.
Others to follow
Fakenham 3.00 Ritasun.
Perth 2.45 Magic Money, 3.15 Attest, 4.45 The Caller.
West Country: Andrew King
Lord Ballim(4.15 Perth, nap)
This represents a stiffertask than last time but he comes into the race in great form and is expected to make another trip from Devon to Scotland pay off.
Racing Post Ratings: Steve Mason
Jimmy Breekie(2.15 Perth, nap)
A winner at Navan in April, he sets a fair standard and looks capable of giving weight away in an ordinary novice hurdle.
Topspeed: Dave Edwards
A game winner of the French 2,000 Guineas at Deauville last month, he is expected to appreciate Sunday's longer trip and can complete a Classic double.
Longshot: Ed Quigley
Volnay De Thaix(4.15 Perth)
Things haven't clicked for him over fences, but still unexposed in this discipline and has a chance off 147 with trip and ground to suit.
Ireland: Tony O'Hehir
Rock On Fruity(4.50 Kilbeggan)
Ran as though he would appreciate this step up in distance when staying on well for third over 2m4f at this track last time.