Commonly referred to as 'The Score' for his weekly "How to Bet £20" column that boasted a profit of nearly £3,000 in 2016. Andy is also a previous winner of The Racing Post Naps competition.
Rons Dream was rated 143 over hurdles less than a year ago and, given she has always looked the type to do even better over fences, is well worth a second look running off the ceiling mark in this 0-130 handicap chase restricted to mares.
Reeled off three successive wins in the manner of a horse bound for much better things last season. Still unexposed, stays a mile strongly and is proven on soft ground.
Has been either eye-catching or luckless during a winless campaign - sometimes both. The bottom line is that a mark of 119 almost certainly underestimates her.
Did not get the rub of the green when a close fifth in the race last year and is only 6lb higher than when landing the Cambridgeshire later in the year, offset by promising 7lb claimer Jason Watson being on his back.
Flourished in the autumn, winning in emphatic fashion over an extended 1m3f at Yarmouth in September before near misses at Brighton and Windsor. Only 2lb higher than for latter near-miss and the drop in trip is not a concern.
After Dave was made redundant from The City in 1993 with a half decent pay off he headed for the racecourse, where he has remained ever since. He has written for The Sun, The Daily Record and works for Racing UK in the betting ring
I'm not worried by his lengthy absence and the soft ground will very possibly suit the son of Fast Company whose progeny excel on it.
Easy winner at Market Rasen last time and I am convinced that his mark of 124 is extremely lenient.
William Haggas does extremely well in older horse handicaps and ever since this one won on good to soft at Newmarket last September he has looked like a Lincoln type.
Johnny is a Dublin-based journalist and tipster, who has been working in racing for nearly half of his life. He has worked compiling prices for Timeform and the Racing Post, and also wrote for the Irish Independent, while he is now freelancing for The Times in Ireland, RTE and Newstalk. Irish racing, Irish football and Gaelic games are his other passions.
This is a lightly raced horse up against good rivals but not unbeatable ones. There is every chance the market will not give him his dues.
Was beaten only a neck in a Naas bumper over a year ago, filling that spot twice subsequently. His last run was probably good enough to get involved here and he can improve for it, with the stable's horses running quite well.