The first black type event of the day is the Grade Two Reynoldstown Novices' Chase over three miles and the favourite Severano takes the eye.
The Oliver Sherwood trained eight year old was a smart hurdler earlier in his career and this term has converted that form over fences.
He looks a very sharp jumper over the larger obstacles, running three times over fences now and winning two of those events.He made his seasonal debut at Sandown in November in a Limited Handicap Chase and was a narrow winner of the event, giving weight away to the field.
He then backed that up at Exeter over 2m3f in another Handicap Chase and on this day he was a run away 18 lengths winner, jumping the field into submission.
Last time out at Newbury he was stepped up in trip to 2m6f for the first time and although finishing fourth, still ran a credible race giving weight away to good horses.
He does have questions to answer over this trip but going off level weights with these horses is a big help and there should be more improvement from this gelding.