12:05 - Running Cloud

The first race of the day is the Class 3 Juvenile Hurdle over 2 miles and we have sided with the unraced Alan King trained Running Cloud to take this contest.

This three year old is of exciting pedigree and is coming over from the flat to have his first taste of action over hurdles. He looks to be a really smart youngster having a great flat record with frequent placing over further than a mile and is one to watch out for tomorrow.

12:40 - Champagne Platinum

The second race of the day at Newbury comes in the way of the Betway "Introductory" Hurdle over 2 miles and in this Class 4 contest we have selected Champagne Platinum to bring home the victory.

This Nicky Henderson trained four year old is unbeaten in his racing career winning a point to point in Ireland in good style and then on his first start for his new yard over hurdles he romped home .

This J P McManus owned runner looks a really exciting prospect for his connections and if reproducing his Newcastle form will be hard to beat again today.

13:15 - Early Du Lemo

The next race on the card is the Class 3 Betway Handicap Chase over 2 miles and we have decided to go with the Gary Moore trained Early Du Lemo.

This trainer is in a fine run of form this season having winners frequently throughout the last few months. This five year old looks another good horse for the yard but does need to improve for his earlier exploits.

This horse was well backed when seen last time out but unfortunately unseated at the first fence. If being able to jump better he could hold a lot of potential.

13:50 - Rainbow Dreamer

Getting towards the mid point of the card and the next race see's the Alan King trained Rainbow Dancer feature for us in the Class 2 Handicap Hurdle over 2 miles 4 1/2 furlongs.

This five year old last time ran to a good standard coming back from a lengthy time out of the sport due to injury and showed a lot of encouragement for the future.

On Saturday this horse is going off at a decent mark and if progressing from his last run he could be a serious contender to at least place in this tough contest.

14:25 - Reikers Island

The fifth race of the Saturday see's the Betway Mandarin Handicap Chase over 3 miles 2 furlongs and in this Class 3 contest we have gone with Reikers Island to land the odds.

The current favourite for Phillip Hobbs is the top weight in the field but comes into this race with the form claims after racing twice this season and giving two strong runs.

His seasonal debut came at Exeter where he finished a decent third behind some smart chasers and from there he built on that and landed a Class 3 at Wincanton. If reproducing anything like this form he will not be far away.

15:00 - Alsa Mix

The penultimate race of the day from Newbury see's the feature contest of the day with the Grade 1 Betway Challow Novices Hurdle over 2 miles 4 1/2 furlongs and we have selected Alsa Mix to win.

This slight outsider has a great chance tomorrow for Alan king after his recent performances which see him being unbeaten in all four career runs.

Last time out he really stepped up to the plate when he landed the Grade 2 Ballymore Winter Novices Hurdle at Sandown beating some smart horses and really making a name for himself on the hurdling scene. Can not be discounted tomorrow at a healthy price.

15:35 - Wenyerreadyfreddie

The final contest of the day see's the Betway Novices Handicap Chase over 2 mile 6 furlongs and we have chosen Wenyerreadyfreddie to land this Class 3.

This seven year old for Nicky Henderson has not finished out of the top two places in all four starts this year winning two of them and is seeking a hat trick on Saturday.

Last time out he got back up well to win at Ascot in a Class 3 Chase and since then that form has been boosted with third place going on to win. He has the form claims to go on and dominate this race.