Step up in trip can see hurdler return to winning ways
Lambourn: Nicholas Deacon
Fixed Rate (4.30 Ludlow)
Takes a drop in class after tackling better quality opposition last time and gives the impression he will appreciate this step up in trip. Stable are in good form at present.
Others to follow
Ludlow3.00 McKenzie's Friend, 4.00 Nicolaus Chauvin, 5.00 Tell It To Me.
Plumpton 3.15 Royals And Rebels, 4.15 Baratineur, 5.15 Rebel Commander.
North: Richard Young
Thankyou Very Much (4.00 Ludlow, nap)
Steadily progressive chaser who turned in a career-best effort when chasing home an unexposed sort at Market Rasen last time (third since won). Should get a good pace to aim at, has conditions to suit and fancied to go well for Brian Hughes.
West Country: Andrew King
Beau Du Brizais (3.00 Ludlow, nap)
Scored well enough at Taunton and expected to follow up at a course that should suit his style of running.
Ludlow 2.30 Rouge Devils, 3.30 Wishfull Dreaming
Plumpton 4.45 Perfect Timing, 5.15 Cintex.
Longshot: Ed Quigley
Roparta Avenue (3.15 Plumpton)
Out of sorts lately but has been given a chance by the handicapper and has good course form.
Topspeed: Dave Edwards
Sobetsu (2.35 Deauville)
Wide-margin winner of a Newmarket maiden in a fast time last September but below her best in the Fillies' Mile the following month. Charlie Appleby's filly had a genuine excuse and can show her true colours here.
Racing Post Ratings: Steve Mason
MissCrick (4.15 Plumpton)
Made plenty of progress last summer and looks well treated on the best of her form. Shaped like she was on the way back at Cheltenham last month and this trip and ground are probably ideal.
Ireland: Tony O'Hehir
Light That (3.35 Killarney)
Runner-up in a handicap at Punchestown on his most recent start, this five-year-old is 3lb higher here but should have enough improvement in him to land Sunday's valuable prize for Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power who have had an amazingly successful run in recent months.
There are no Newmarket selections on Sunday