SKEWIFF was fast enough to win a bumper and then over hurdles, and she wasn’t knocked about on her chasing debut at Exeter. She probably found three miles over-taxing, fading into sixth behind Just A Sting, so this intermediate distance should be fine in a less demanding contest.
THEATRE TERRITORY missed an intended engagement in the Becher Chase at Aintree last weekend due to the very testing ground, but conditions are more favourable at Cheltenham. She boasts plenty of rock-solid course form, chasing home Ibis Du Rheu at the November meeting and splitting Mister Whitaker and Sizing Tennessee here in January.
JOSIES ORDERS was notching his fourth course victory when justifying favouritism at Cheltenham in November and looks an automatic choice for Enda Bolger in the Cross Country Chase.
KEEPER HILL probably found the track riding a bit too slick at Wetherby but he slips back into a handicap from Graded company with an each-way chance in the staying hurdle.
KANSAS CITY CHIEF was last sighted in the Pertemps Final at Cheltenham and will be hard to beat if fully wound up for his seasonal return. He defied top weight to draw clear at Doncaster on soft ground last January so underfoot conditions are no concern.
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