A competitive affair to kick start proceedings however our vote of confidence goes to Art Approval who represents the in-form Fergal O'Brien stable.
Liam Harrison has more than proven himself solid value for his claim this season, boasting a 22% strike rate when teaming up with O'Brien; the pair have finished 1st or 2nd in 48% of their rides this season (35 - 74), an impressive statistic.
Art Approval marked his seasonal re-appearance last time out with a keeping on 4th here at Cheltenham over 2m 4f in a competitive affair against the likes of Guard Your Dreams (145) and Coole Cody (138).
That run was the perfect prep ahead of todays affair, and he now steps up in trip once more to 2m 5f, raced upon forecasted similar conditions.
A mark of 120 looks more than attainable here, with a further 3lbs offset by Liam Harrison in the saddle.
The son of Authorized is entitled to progress once more here with that returning run under his belt and he should also relish the slightly longer trip.