Jalwan - 13:35 Plumpton
Smart Stat: 4 - Gary Moore's number of winners in the past ten runnings
Gary Moore has enjoyed plenty of success at Plumpton - Fontwell is the only course where he has had more winners - and he has an excellent record in this maiden hurdle, winning four of the last ten editions. He is represented this year by Jalwan, who was pulled up on his only start over hurdles (reportedly bled) but showed some fairly useful form on the Flat for John Butler and looks the part for hurdling.
Bolshoi Ballet - 15:15 Leopardstown
Smart Stat: 5 - Aidan O'Brien's number of winners in the past ten runnings
Aidan O'Brien has won five of the last ten runnings of the Derrinstown Derby Trial, and has captured the prize 13 times in total. His leading chance this year is Bolshoi Ballet, the Ballysax winner who is ante-post favourite for the Derby in places. Bolshoi Ballet made an encouraging start to his career last season and took a step forward on his reappearance to win the Ballysax by two and a quarter lengths. He was well on top at the finish there and still has more to offer.
Don't Stop Now - 16:50 Ludlow
Smart Stat: £14.32 - Fergal O'Brien's profit to a £1 level stake with bumper debutants
It's well known that few trainers are better in bumpers than Fergal O'Brien, but he still posts a level-stake profit with his debutants. O'Brien's horses are rarely short of fitness or knowhow and his newcomers are always worth noting. He is represented by Don't Stop Now, who has plenty of speed in his pedigree (his dam won over seven furlongs) so this sharp test should suit.