Upsilon Bleu (2.05 Wetherby)
Upsilon Bleu should be reaching his peak and is worth backing. He showed nothing on his return at Newbury in November, but ran a lot better over hurdles at Musselburgh last time and now has conditions to suit back over fences.Having dropped a little in the ratings, he is just 1lb higher than when beating veteran French Opera over course and distance last year under James Reveley, whose record on him reads 21126.
Master Jake (2.40 Wetherby)
Has won novice events with something to spare on his first two runs over hurdles (both 2m, heavy), in November, and this dual 3m point winner has the potential to be better than his handicap debut mark for his good yard.
Born Survivor (3.00 Warwick, nap)
Created a big impression when easily beating a decent subsequent winner over course and distance last month and can give his trainer a second successive win in the race.
Red Devil Lads (3.35 Warwick)
Lightly-raced chaser who departed early on in the Welsh Grand National but can make amends here on ground he will