TWO FOR GOLD (1,5 Ascot) looks a big price given he’s already proven in this class from his excellent win at Warwick last time out.

He relished every yard of the three-mile trip there and these testing conditions should be right up his street. It’s still early days for him over fences and there could be a lot more to come.

3. Two For Gold
J: David Bass
T: K.C. Bailey
Ascot – Feb 15th 15:50

DOMAINE DE L’ISLE  (2,25 Ascot) enjoyed himself here last time when landing a hot handicap with a late surge. That was over a slightly shorter trip and his proven stamina will be a major asset today.

A 6lb rise in the weights looks fair and this is only his fifth UK chase run so there could be more to come.

3. Domaine De L’Isle
J: B. S. Hughes
T: S. Curran
Ascot – Feb 15th 16:25

THE CON MAN (3.00 Ascot) has plenty of tricks up his sleeve after winning well at Kelso last time. He went through the bottomless ground well and was full of petrol at the end of the 2m5f trip.

This is a tougher contest but he looks progressive and can handle it.

6. The Con Man
J: B. S. Hughes
T: D. McCain Jnr
Ascot – Feb 15th 17:00

CYRNAME (3.35 Ascot) should be much too good over his very best course and distance.

He’s the highest rated chaser in training mainly because he sticks to what he’s good at, which is winning races over this trip at Ascot.

1. Cyrname
J: Harry Cobden
T: P F Nicholls
Ascot – Feb 15th 17:35


THE WORLDS END (2.05 Haydock) won the Grade 1 Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot last time which sets him apart from these rivals.

1. The Worlds End
J: A. P. Heskin
T: T. R. George
Haydock – Feb 15th 16:05

YALA ENKI (3.15 Haydock) can pass this Grand National Trial. He has Aintree’s big one as the target and with good reason after an excellent third in the Welsh version followed by an easy win at Taunton last time.

He stays well, likes it soft, and hasn’t been clobbered by the handicapper. The move to Paul Nicholls’ yard seems to have rekindled the spark that saw him win this race by a distance two years ago.

2. Yala Enki
J: Bryony Frost
T: P F Nicholls
Haydock – Feb 15th 17:15


QUEL DESTIN (2.45 Wincanton) clocked a personal best when winning a Sandown Listed race as he liked last time. He can take this step up in class in his stride in conditions that suit him right down to the ground.

The two-mile trip is ideal and Paul Nicholls continues to fire in the winners.

3. Two Taffs
J: Harry Skelton
T: D. Skelton
Warwick – Feb 8th 17:15

1.15 Master Debonair
1.50 Two For Gold
2.25 Domaine De L’Isle (treble)
3.00 The Con Man
3.35 Cyrname
4.10 Silent Assistant
4.45 Sabrina

1.25 Al Daiha
2.00 Dublin Pharoah
2.35 Kachy
3.10 Something Lucky
3.45 El Ghazwani
4.20 Saracen Star

1.30 Nechells Bridge
2.05 The Worlds End
2.40 Sir Psycho
3.15 Yala Enki (nb)
3.50 Young Bull
4.25 Ramses De Teillee
5.00 Wishing And Hoping

1.37 Solo
2.12 Cloudy Glen
3.23 Midnight Midge
3.57 Robyndzone
4.32 Worthy Farm
5.07 Sandymount Rose

4.55 Ice Pyramid
5.30 The Bull
6.00 Cote D’Azur
6.30 Big Lachie
7.00 Rideson
7.30 Alamora
8.00 Kupa River
8.30 Gunmaker