There are not many horses in this race in form so it may be worth siding with Delface, who has been running with credit without getting his head in front on his most recent starts.
He also has some chasing experience and that could be a big advantage given some of his rivals are making their debuts over the larger obstacles.
The 2018 winner of this renewal, Copperfacejack, comes into this with some uninspiring runs on his last few starts at the back end of last season but he did come into it last year after pulling up on his previous run – so all may not be lost with this 9yo.
He stays very well so the trip should be right up his street and if coming back here to Hereford can light him up he could go well at a decent price.
Although now a 9yo, Hawk High is a horse who’s ran very well fresh in the past.
He’s off a 326-day break here but was successful on his latest start. He’s only had four chase runs and has shown on those occasions that he should be well capable of winning off a mark of 133. He makes most appeal in what looks a competitive race.