Three at Newcastle today on soft ground that may dry a little.
Emissaire is back over hurdles after a couple of unseats and this is very much a confidence boosting exercise. He is on a handy mark though, and one that he can be competitive from. Thomas will ride after Blair was stood down yesterday with concussion.
Le Frank was outpaced last time and I think that the softer ground will help him today. Derek will ride.
Rising Marianbard makes a long awaited return and while his future is definitely over fences, today's hurdle race will blow away the cobwebs for him.