Donna's Diamond

Trainer: Chris Grant

Jockey: TBA

This consistent gelding is coming towards the veteran stage of his career but in these types of contests he has been in and around the frame.

He is a Grade 2 winner with course and distance form. Last run extremely disappointing but best form would see ten-year-old run closeon Saturday.

Man Of Plenty

Trainer: Sophie Leach

Jockey: TBA

Listed win in December would give horse each-way claims would need to show more than sixth in Grade 3 last time out. Only one win since 2014.

Although his form figures don't read the brightest that win did come four starts ago, meaning he does have the potential to spring the surprise.


Trainer: Evan Williams

Jockey: Leighton Aspell

Been performing solidly in races of this grade in recent outings. Career best required but definite chance after second in Grade 2 on penultimate outing.

Evan Williams cherishes this horse, but will need to be better than his latest run when finishing fifth of six runners at Cheltenham, but this flatter track may help.


Trainer: Nicky Richard

Jockey: Ryan Day

This ten-year-old has a previous victory at the course to his name and has been off for almost three years, meaning he ahs a tough task on his seasonal return on Saturday.

He was last seen being pulled up at Cheltenham in the 2016 Grade 1 World Hurdle behind some young horses back then that have gone on to do great things including the likes of King George winner Thistlecrack and Alpha Des Obeaux.

This horse could turn out to be anything.

Shades Of Midnight

Trainer: Sandy Thomson

Jockey: TBA

Strong form in late 2018 including Grade 3 second in November and won smartly last time out in a Class 3 small field event at Kelso but will really need to up his game here.

His second was behind Paisley Park who as we know is a superb horse and the current favourite for the Stayers Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival this year. Form Chance


Trainer: Alan King

Jockey: Aidan Coleman

Classy horse on his day and has won Grade 1's in the past. Slightly disappointing when last seen in March but major chance if fully tuned up.

Alan King's superstar of the past has not been seen last March at the festival when finishing a weak sixth in the Grade 1 Stayers Hurdle, needs to be back at his best straight away to have a chance.

Petticoat Tails

Trainer: Warren Greaterex

Jockey: TBA

This seven-year-old would need to show distinct improvement to feature on Saturday for her trainer. Her best form was three starts ago in a mares hurdle behind a horse that went on to frank that form.

However, she has not been the same since then and a big revival is needed for her to challenge some decent horses in this race.