The Inside line: It's a firm yes for Aye Right at Warwick
Aye Right suffered an agonising defeat on his seasonal reappearance but can return to winning ways at Warwick on Wednesday.
The popular 10-year-old looked certain to secure a ninth career victory at Chepstow last month when jumping the final fence in fine fashion and landing well clear of the opposition.
However, a combination of idling on the run-in and then tiring in the dying stages allowed Good Boy Bobby to snatch the spoils, with Aye Right going down by a neck after being collared near the line.
Despite that late heartbreak, it was still an encouraging return for the 2021 Rehearsal Chase winner, who found life tough in top-class company last term.
He can secure a first success for almost two years when again facing fellow senior citizens in the John Sumner Memorial Veterans' Handicap Chase.
A welter burden of 12st 2lb is of little concern, as Aye Right has carried big weights well in some valuable handicaps during his career, while he also has several triumphs on testing ground on his CV.
Act Of Authority was thrown in too deep when sixth in a hot Grade Two contest at Cheltenham last time out but the Denis O'Connell Memorial 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle looks much calmer water.
The five-year-old son of Authorized had previously hacked up by 14 lengths at Bangor on his debut over timber and remains a promising sort.
Push The Button has a similar profile in the Olly Murphy Racing Novices' Hurdle, recovering from a final-flight blunder to oblige at Worcester before finishing a creditable fourth behind three Irish raiders at Cheltenham.
Idy Wood looks to have been found a nice opportunity to continue his development in the British Stallion Studs EBF 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle at Hexham.
The five-year-old impressed when landing a Newbury bumper and readily accounted for some fair rivals on his debut over hurdles at Fontwell.
Jamie Snowden's charge then kept on well when a fine third behind Lookaway at Cheltenham, form which was franked by the victor in Sunday's Greatwood Hurdle.
There will be plenty of interest in Lucinda Russell's newcomer Inox Allen in the Simon Waugh Racing's Northumberlandracingclub Maiden Hurdle.
He stayed on strongly to score in his sole point-to-point in Ireland and is a half-brother to Kempton winner Jupiter Allen.
David Pipe's runners have been in decent form this season and he has several fancied entries at Ffos Las.
Itseemslikeit was an encouraging fourth of 16 behind Captain Bellamy in a hot Chepstow bumper and now makes his debut over timber in the Sinclair Group Maiden Hurdle.
Kepagge picked up a couple of nice victories over hurdles here in the spring and returns to action in the Owens Group Handicap Chase on a reasonable mark for the switch to fences after a wind op.
Phantomofthepoints, who races in the Honeysuckle colours of Kenny Alexander, showed promise when third of 15 in a Ballinrobe bumper behind Willie Mullins hotpot Dr Eggman and appeals in the CK Foodstores National Hunt Flat Race.
IRISH NEWS YANKEE
NAP Aye Right (3.15 Warwick)
DOUBLE Act of Authority (1.30 Warwick)
TREBLE Idy Wood (12.45 Hexham)
YANKEE Inox Allen 1.55 Hexham