Chris Down sends one runner to the Grade Two Rising Stars Novices' Chase in the form of current market outsider Opening Bid. The eight-year-old has been in decent form over the fences in 2023, recording five wins from eight runs over the bigger obstacles since the turn of the year. He arrives here on the back of the latest of those victories, a six-and-a-half-length success over 2m 3f at Exeter last month.
Despite that strong form during 2023, he is in tougher company here and has never raced over fences above class three level. Not completely out of it, though.