A welcome return for jumps racing at Southwell on Wednesday afternoon, with the venue hosting a nine-race card from 12:00 through until 16:10.
It's the first action on the turf at Southwell since lockdown and the feature is the signsolutions.org Handicap Hurdle over 2m4½f at 15:40.
Our selections are below in Wednesday's Southwell Predictions.
Cracking Destiny to win and each-way - BET NOW
This is a fairly decent two-mile handicap chase here and one to bring some joy for fans of jumping after three long months without any National Hunt fare in Britain.
Cracking Destiny has already won three times in nine attempts over fences and he has thrived since transferring to this yard from Ian Williams last summer.
He had quite a light campaign over the winter, winning at Musselburgh in November and then finishing second in both further starts at the Scottish track (2m/2m4½). He also picked up a novice hurdle at Carlisle in March.
His latest defeat over fences came behind a progressive sort in Paul Nicholls' Greaneteen in the Scottish Champion Chase in February; with that rival following up next time and then running a fine fourth in the Grand Annual at the Cheltenham Festival off a mark of 150.
With a recent spin on the all-weather at Newcastle to sharpen his mind, Cracking Destiny looks to hold every chance off an unchanged chase mark of 130 now.
Extreme Force to win and each-way - BET NOW
Having started his career with Sir Michael Stoute, a summer afternoon over hurdles at Southwell won't always have been Plan A for this Exceed and Excel gelding. He is, however, taking to hurdling nicely with two wins in three starts in minor company around the turn of the year (both at Catterick).
He conceded a winners' penalty last time out in good style and has plenty of scope for better now diving into handicaps for the first time from an opening mark of 127.
There's likely to be no shortage of pace on early doors with Wells De Lune, Beeno and See The Sea all eager frontrunners, and that should allow the selection to travel nicely into contention using his flat pedigree. He's one of two four-year-olds in this contest and may be up to defeating his older rivals.
Easyrun De Vassy to win and each-way - BET NOW
Twice a winner in Irish point-to-points, connections of Easyrun De Vassy have had to remain patient since he switched into the care of Paul Nicholls in 2018.
He showed some promise late that year but wasn't finishing his races out and a wind operation duly followed. He returned in October of last year and, after a pipe opener at Exeter, went very close at Taunton (3m, good to soft) in a novices' handicap hurdle. Both runs after that came on heavy ground at Ascot and Easyrun De Vassy didn't appear to relish that at all.
He's been dropped to a mark of 112 consequently and, back on a decent surface, might prove those two runs to be all wrong with a bounce back success in the Southwell finale.
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Easyrun De Vassy to win