GEVREY CHAMBERTIN can give David Pipe a fifth win in the Betfred Midlands Grand National by showing the necessary abundant stamina over four miles one and a half furlongs at Uttoxeter today.

Pipe has been the most successful trainer of this marathon in recent times, with four winners in a row from 2011-14.

It is obviously a race the Nicholashayne handler targets, even though it comes right at the end of Cheltenham week so he has a lot of other things in his mind.

A big future had been forecast for Gevrey Chambertin in his early days and while he has not lived up to high expectations, his form stands up in a race of this nature.

The nine-year-old was in the process of putting in one of his best performances for some time in the Eider Chase at Newcastle last month but unseated his rider at the 19th fence when travelling well in fifth place.

Pipe will have left no stone unturned to restore the grey's confidence in preparation for a crack at this valuable prize.

Harry Fry's decision to sidestep the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival with AMERICAN can pay dividends with a decent pay day in the Betfred TV Novices' Handicap Chase.

Fry describes American as fragile as his career record of just five starts shows, but there is also no denying his ability.

He has won both his races over fences this season and was most impressive when casting aside Champers On Ice in a Listed novice chase at Warwick in January.

With that form in the book, it is not surprising American heads the weights for this three-mile contest and, on all evidence, he looks up to the task.

Fry can also strike with DASHING OSCAR in the Betfred 'Treble Odds On Lucky 15's' Handicap Hurdle.

The seven-year-old has enjoyed a fruitful campaign, winning his first two races and placed in his last two.

He does not seems badly treated on a mark of 132 for his first venture into handicap company.

BOLLIN ACE looks hard to beat in a disappointingly small field for the final of the Sun Bets Northern Staying Novices' Handicap Hurdle Series at Newcastle.

Great Habton trainer Tim Easterby, pictured, can complete a hat-trick with his six-year-old after two smooth victories at Sedgefield on her last two starts.

After the delights of the four-day Cheltenham Festival, even the bigger trainers have smaller fish to fry and Nicky Henderson has his sights on victory with Leaderofthedance in the Ian Vass 60th Birthday Celebration Mares' Handicap Hurdle at Fontwell.

Colin Tizzard is another leading handler who can strike at the West Sussex venue with WIZARDS BRIDGE. The eight-year-old won well over the course three weeks ago and a 6lb hike in the weights is unlikely to stop him following up over this longer trip.

CLIC WORK has been running consistently well and can land a nice prize for trainer Paul Nicholls in the Matchbook Betting Exchange Novices' Limited Handicap Chase at Kempton.

At Wolverhampton, DUTCH UNCLE can up for trumps for trainer Ed Dunlop in the Betway Insider Handicap.

The five-year-old can repeat his course and distance success last month and he lost nothing in defeat behind Banditry at Lingfield on his latest start.


FONTWELL: 1.40 Postbridge, 2.15 Mr Bachster, 2.50 Leaderofthedance, 3.25 Curious Carlos, 4.00 Wizards Bridge, 4.35 Bound Hill, 5.10 William Money.

KEMPTON: 1.30 Trevisani, 2.05 Clic Work, 2.40 Brio Conti, 3.15 Ballybolley, 3.50 Mango Cap, 4.25 Milzipa, 5.00 Rooster Cogburn.

LIMERICK: 1.35 Leader's Choice, 2.10 Prince Charmin', 2.45 Sticky Situation, 3.20 Hareth, 3.55 For Carmel, 4.30 Remastered, 5.05 Hardline.

NEWCASTLE: 2.00 Reivers Lad, 2.35 The Ramblin Kid, 3.10 Vasco D'Ycy, 3.45 Bollin Ace, 4.20 Titian Boy, 4.55 Reverant Cust, 5.30 Fiddler's Flight.

UTTOXETER: 1.50 Graasten, 2.25 American, 3.00 Dashing Oscar, 3.35 GEVREY CHAMBERTIN (NAP), 4.10 Ballyarthur, 4.45 Ballycoe, 5.20 Flobury, 5.50 Buckby Boy.

WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.45 Cosmic Tigress, 6.15 What Usain, 6.45 Dutch Uncle, 7.15 Sufi, 7.45 Simply Clever, 8.15 First Experience.

DOUBLE: Gevrey Chambertin and American.