Sunday 8th January 1.10 Chepstow - Progressive 17/2 (Lads,Coral.BFred) - Sarceaux 10/1 (365) Couple in this race stand out for me , firstly SARCEAUX who was second in the race last year , generally speaking always seems to run her race and is thereabouts more often than not. Fourth of six lto , but i can excuse that coming back from a 219 day lay off , probably needed it and im hoping that better can be expected today. Certainly wont mind the going as her best form seems to have come on soft , good - soft and even heavy doesnt seem to be a hinderance (was heavy in the race last year when she was 2nd). Jockey Jamie Brace gets the ride and he rode her last time out when 4th , has a 28.6% strike rate in the past month and comes here for just this one ride whilst trainer Alexandra Dunn also comes here just for this one , not been in the best of form lately admittedly , but the winners have to start somewhere and im hoping that Sarceaux is that one ! The other one i like is PROGRESSIVE whose another one whose on the premises more often than not , fourth last time when making debut for new yard (previously with Nicky Henderson) , that was a fair enough effort i think and hopefully she can improve on that today. Is one from one over CD , and is another who shouldnt mind the going as she's run well enough on soft and won on heavy a couple of years ago. Trainer has an 18% strike rate in past fortnight , jockey here for the one ride but dont know alot about him tbh other than he takes 7lb off her back which is always handy. Hopefully can go close. 3.40 Chepstow - Present Value 11/1 (Hills,Lads,Coral,BFred) PRESENT VALUE catches my eye in this , comes into this below his last winning mark and the fact that he wears first time blinkers interest me , hopefully they can work the oracle. One from one over todays CD , and shouldnt mind the conditions. Trainer Jamie Snowden sends just this one to the meeting and hes been in good form lately with a 22% strike rate over the past 2 weeks , and has a 15% SR overall when sending them to Chepstow. Gavin Sheehan has ridden the horse twice resulting in two fourth places , and hes on board again today , and like the trainer , hes beeen in decent form with a 24% strike rate. When he comes to Chepstow he has a 22.2% strike rate but this season that rises dramatically to 42.9% .The trainer and jockey have teamed up to good effect over the past 3 weeks with a 26% SR. A few look as though theyre capable of taking a hand in this , but i think that Present Value represents a bit of value and for me everything points to a decent run being on the cards. 3.30 Southwell - Trusty Rusty 5/2 (365) - Jeans Maite 9/2 (Hills,Lads,Coral,BFred) A couple in the finale at Shuvvel make the grade as far as im concerned , first up is last time out winner TRUSTY RUSTY who represents the in form pair of A Carroll and C Lee. She was having her first run here lto and seemed to enjoy the experience , winning a shade cosily by a length and a quarter and if in the same frame of mind i think she could well follow up despite a 5lb rise. Clifford Lee was in the plate for the first time lto and is in the saddle again today , riding well lately with a 20% strike rate over the past month and an eyecatching +£50.94 profit to boot. Trainer A Carroll has a more than respectable 18% strike rate over the past two weeks and when they've teamed up in the past three weeks they've managed to attain a 31% strike rate. Should go close i think. The other one i like is JEANS MAITE who won over CD on her penultimate start and was a decent enough 4th here lto , again over todays CD. I'll be very surprised if she cant go close here given that lto run was off a career high mark and she comes here today off a 1lb lower mark. Lewis Edmunds gets the ride and he has 5 wins and 4 places from his 20 outings on her , trainer been amongst the winners with a 23.1% SR in the past month and sends just this one to the meeting , can go close.