THURSDAY 3.05 PADDY POWER STAYERS’ HURDLE
1. Paisley Park 2. Thyme Hill 3. Younevercall Paisley Park narrowly got the better of Thyme Hill in the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot in December and is fancied to confirm his superiority at the festival, where the uphill finish is right up his street. He can regain the crown he lost last season. Thyme Hill ran a cracker in last year’s Albert Bartlett and should prove a tough opponent, however. Long Walk fourth Younevercall is an interesting each-way contender, especially if back on better ground.