Here are three horses to note courtesy of Graham Richards. If you would like to get a copy of his National Hunt Guide then please go to


Delta Work (FR) 5yo (07Apr13 br g) Gordon Elliott

Ended last season with an excellent second to Next Destination in a Grade One at Punchestown. Reappearing at Down Royal, he overcame lack of a recent run to make most of the running in a nineteen-furlong Beginners Novice Chase. Impressed Mr Russell with his jumping ability and the way he got out of trouble when too close to the last fence. Winner of the Pertemps Final in March at Cheltenham, he should prove a Graded chaser up to three-miles this time round.

Fleminport (IRE) 5yo (10Apr13 b g) Jonjo O’Neill

Just one run over fences when fifth in a useful Novice Chase at Carlisle won by Vinndication. He jumped well and stayed in the race until higher rated horses came to the fore. Enjoys soft/heavy ground and stays two and a half-miles. As he strengthens and develops three-miles will come into his stamina range. Given his connections (J P McManus), he is one to note when the market speaks in his favour.

Pure Vision (IRE) 7yo (20Mar11 b g) Anthony Honeyball

Progressive three-mile chaser who ran well for a long way behind Rock The Kasbah at Cheltenham. Despite showing good form on heavy ground, he is effective on good to soft. Class Three/Four handicap chases on left-handed tracks appear his best options. Sharp Response (IRE) looked a picture pre-race. He finished sixth but left the impression he would improve for the run. Considered to be on a workable handicap mark for staying chases up to three and a quarter miles. Thought to be best on good through to soft.