Eternal Story - 13:00 Tramore
Smart Stat: £44.80 - Ted Walsh's profit to a £1 level stake when having only one runner on the card (hurdles)
Eternal Story offered something to work on when sixth on his hurdling debut at Navan in September, running to just a modest level but promising to do better as he gains in experience. He again showed clear signs of ability when fourth in a bumper at Roscommon last time and this looks just an ordinary maiden now back over hurdles. He already has the form to be competitive and is fancied to take another step forward to register a first win for Ted Walsh.
Malpas - 14:30 Carlisle
Smart Stat: 2 - Donald McCain's number of winners in past 10 runnings
Malpas has completed only one of his four starts over hurdles to date, but he is clearly capable of fairly useful form, as he showed on his most recent appearance at Sedgefield in April. He looked to have the race in safe keeping on that occasion, in front and yet to be asked for his effort, when falling at the second last, the second time he has departed with a race at his mercy in his short career. It's surely only a matter of time before he opens his account over hurdles and this looks a good opportunity in a race which Donald McCain has won twice since 2016.
Smart Connection - 20:30 Chelmsford
Smart Stat: £34.75 - Alice Haynes's profit to a £1 level stake when having one runner at a Flat meeting
Smart Connection was strong in the betting and duly produced a career-best effort to get off the mark at Lingfield two weeks ago, keeping going well to win by a length and three quarters. It’s still early days with the Alice Haynes yard and he has looked every inch an improved model since being fitted with cheekpieces. He is 5 lb higher in the weights here, but another bold is expected.