, third in the Grade 3 Sandown Handicap Hurdle on his latest start more than 12 months ago, is likely to be sent novice chasing, assuming he is fully recovered from "very troublesome sore shins".
(12-1 generally) to win the totescoop6 Sandown Handicap at Sandown this afternoon (3.
will probably try to make all the running but this is perhaps a shade too competitive for him to get loose.
The champion landed gambles on Gallery God
and Rob Leach and completing the job when Honey's Gift gave George Margarson his first ever National Hunt winner.
can win for the third time at Fontwell this jumps season by taking the Poker@bluesq.com Novices' Hurdle.
This former high-class South African Flat horse made an encouraging debut over hurdles when second to Gallery God
at Fontwell in October and won by 19 lengths next time, suggesting she has a future over timber.
will be running in the race for the third time, having been second in 2000 and third the following year.
In the almost-impossible Duke of Edinburgh Handicap, the three I like are last year's runner-up Gallery God
, the ever-luckless Father Juninho and John Hills's Cracow.
And this has all been evidenced in the current term when he followed up a Thirsk second to Gallery God
(rec 7lb) over 12 furlongs by hitting the high note with an easy victory over a slightly extended two miles at Haydock only three days later.
The remaining awards came from the stables of outgoing Epsom Trainers' Association chairman Simon Dow with leading jumper Gallery God
, and Roger Ingram with mile handicapper Balerno, while this year's Epsom mayor, Jean Smith, received the Stanley Wootton award for services to the racing community.
His second to Gallery God
at Epsom was a vast improvement on his first effort of the season and has a better chance than most.
can take the Duke of Edinburgh Stakes at the third attempt.
Mile and a half winner Putra Sandhurst has the scope for more improvement over this longer trip while Gallery God
is held on Royal Ascot form with Akbar.
Dark Trojan has had his chances and Gallery God
is likely to give Little Pippin most to do.
The ten-year-old features in just 25 lists, the same number as useful hurdler Gallery God
, who has been out of action since cracking a cannonbone while being prepared for Cheltenham last spring.