Fontwell, Yukon Delta made up several lengths on Kentford Heiress in the final 100 yards of the 3m11/2f handicap hurdle.
40 Chester Key trends VVAT
least one run as a three-year-old, ten winners in last ten runnings VVTOP-three finish last time out, 10/10 VVBY a sire with a stamina index of 9.
Naas, Ball D'Arc paid a handsome compliment to Min by landing his second success since his 11-length drubbing by the Supreme Novices' Hurdle favourite.
30 Leopardstown Key trends VVTOP-three finish last time, 10/10 VVPREVIOUS Grade 1 hurdle winner, 10/10 VVAT
least nine hurdle runs, 9/10 VVRATED within 5lb of RPR top-rated, 9/10 VVADJUSTED RPR of at least 165, 9/10 VVPREVIOUS course winner, 8/10 Other factors Six of the last ten scorers ran in the Morgiana Hurdle, finishing 131111.
BIG-RACE TRENDS Kevin Morley Key trends VVWON a Class 1 or 2 chase, ten winners in last ten runnings VVAGED six to eight, 9/10 VVAT
least one top-three finish in last two starts, 9/10 VVRECORDED a pre-race Racing Post Rating of at least 151, 9/10 VVHAD won a chase over at least 3m, 8/10 VVHAD between three and 12 chase runs, 8/10 VVRATED 145-156, 7/10 (the three exceptions were rated higher) Other factors Light weights used to be favoured, but eight of the last ten winners carried at least 11st 1lb.