Smart Stat: 27% - Paul Nicholls's strike rate at TAUNTON since the start of the 2016/17 season
Roque It proved expensive to follow over hurdles, but he starts out life over fences in a modest event, and he could take full advantage. He ran a more straightforward race back in a handicap at Worcester last time, and a creditable one on form, so he remains one to be interested in from this sort of mark, especially as the switch to fences could bring about some improvement.
Smart Stat: 29% - James Doyle's strike rate at WOLVERHAMPTON
Saleymm was strong in the betting and showed much improved form to open his account at Chelmsford earlier this month, shaken up on the home turn and easily drawing clear of his rivals to record a seven-length success. The runner-up bolted up by eight and a half lengths on Tuesday, so the form has a solid look to it, and it's worth remembering that Saleymm is bred to be smart, so there could be even more to come.
Smart Stat: 25% - Saeed bin Suroor's strike rate at CHELMSFORD CITY since the start of the 2017 season
Gold Wing remains a maiden but ran one of his best races to date when runner-up over a mile at this course last time, seeming well suited by more patient tactics. He responded well when getting a gap in the closing stages and was beaten only by one who improved markedly for the switch to an artificial surface. The step up to a mile and a quarter now could bring about further improvement now.