Jumps racing is back at full strength following a week on the sidelines thanks to the weather and Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway returns with his best bets on Tuesday.
The 2m61/2f novice handicap chase (2.35) at Newbury has attracted a big field and the most interesting horse in the race is BLAIRGOWRIE, who can make a winning seasonal reappearance.
The Nicky Henderson-trained eight-year-old can't be the easiest to keep right because he has run only six times, but he looked better than ever when landing a 3m handicap hurdle at this course on his last start and looks well in off the same mark now he makes his chasing debut.
He has grown into a strapping chasing type according to his trainer, speaking in his Racing Post stable tour, and Blairgowrie's dam is a half-sister to chase winners Frantic Tan and Irish Raptor. The selection could therefore prove to be even better over fences than hurdles.
The main worry is that he has been off the track for 662 days, but nobody is better at getting one right after a long layoff than Henderson and Blairgowrie could prove in a different class.
Turn the clock back a month and SUPER SURVIVOR was ante-post favourite for the Welsh Grand National. He put in a disappointing run and finished pulled up, but that race doesn't suit every horse and he could bounce back to his best in the 2m61/2f handicap chase (3.20) at Leicester.
Super Survivor looked like a smart chase prospect when bolting up by five lengths in a novice handicap chase at Chepstow last December and put a below-par run at Uttoxeter behind him when finishing second behind stablemate Git Maker at Lingfield in November.
That proved he retains all of his ability and he shouldn't be judged too harshly on his Chepstow effort. He put in some slow leaps early and simply couldn't get into a rhythm.
Trainer Jamie Snowden fits Super Survivor with cheekpieces for the first time and that might trigger some improvement. He often hits flat spots in his races, so may act better in headgear.
Back to Newbury and the 2m1/2f handicap chase (3.45) looks there for the taking for the Gary Moore-trained ISSAR D'AIRY, who is open to loads more improvement over fences.
The six-year-old progressed steadily over hurdles last season, but the switch to chasing over course and distance last month brought a huge jolt of improvement as he ran away from the well-handicapped Martator to win easily. There were 14 lengths back to the third, Guy, there.
The handicapper has put him up 8lb in the weights, but Issar d'Airy came through powerfully to win with what appeared to be lots to spare. It will be a surprise if there isn't more to come.
The Moore string is in good form and regular rider Niall Houlihan is back in the saddle, so there will be no excuses if Issar d'Airy can't follow up back at the scene of his last victory.
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