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Storymaker can continue to make his own headlines by landing a hat-trick in the Greenvale AP Handicap Hurdle at Kelso tomorrow.

Storymaker can continue to make his own headlines by landing a hat-trick in the Greenvale AP Handicap Hurdle at Kelso tomorrow.

Sandra Forster's charge sprung a minor surprise when showing improved form to score over two miles at Newcastle on his handicap debut two starts back.

However, that maiden triumph was clearly no fluke as the youngster then turned out at this venue a little under two weeks later to record another impressive victory.

His recent romp was achieved over the more stamina-sapping trip of three miles and three furlongs but his previous win suggests he has plenty of pace at his disposal.

As such, the drop in trip here does not represent a major worry and the testing ground he is likely to get is clearly right up his street.

Upped significantly in the weights, Forster's inmate will have to maintain his improvement to chalk up a third win but there is every chance he still holds a few secrets from the handicapper.

John Wade could well be on the mark later on the card if Ryminster shows his true colours in the Kelso Members Handicap Chase.

The eight-year-old is no good thing in what looks a relatively open race but, having been impressive over course and distance recently, he merits the utmost respect again.

Ryminster unseated his jockey here when last seen in action but jumped soundly enough the time before and still looks feasibly treated off a handicap mark of only 82.

National Hunt action is also staged at Chepstow tomorrow, where Imperial Commander is expected to advertise his Cheltenham Festival credentials in the Weatherbys Printing Novices' Hurdle.

This Flemensfirth gelding was initially disappointing over timber after making a winning debut in a Cheltenham bumper in November.

He was thrown in at the deep end for an inexperienced horse, however, and almost certainly faced a very difficult task against the likes of Wichita Lineman and Flight Leader.

Dropped in class at Newcastle last time, the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained runner confirmed his debut promise by spread-eagling 17 rivals in taking fashion.

He looks a cut above the opposition here and, barring accidents, ought to land his third success of the season.

Nusoor has been dropping plenty of hints that his turn is nigh so punters should be keen to have him on their side in the Handicap at Southwell.

Peter Grayson's consistent performer has failed to score since making a winning debut at Thirsk last year but has made the frame on three of his last four starts.


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