ALAN Hill is expecting Supreme Danehill to show his true colours at today’s Kingston Blount Racing Club meeting.

The Aston Rowant trainer was left bemused after the ten-year-old finished a tailed-off lastof three behind Unioniste in a hunters’ chase at Wincanton last month.

Supreme Danehill is one of four Hill entries in the men’s open, but the dual course winner is his intended runner.

“I don’t know why he ran like he did at Wincanton,” he said. “We looked for answers, but couldn’t find any, so we are going back to his favourite course and the ground, if it’s good to soft, will suit him.”

With Hill’s son, Joe, sidelined with a back injury following a fall from Inmyday at Charing, Sam Burton will be on board.

Supreme Danehill’s rivals could include last year’s runner-up, Master Workman, from David Kemp’s Kilverstone yard, near Thetford, and Legal Legend, who finished second to Iberico in January’s Lord Ashton Of Hyde’s Cup at Cocklebarrow for Chris Henn, who trains at Steane Park, near Brackley.

Hill is set to run course specialist Start Royal in the ladies’ open.

A six-time winner at the track, including this contest in 2014 and 2015 as well as the 2013 Men’s Open, the 14-year-old may renew rivalry with Dabinett Moon, from Fran Marriott’s Chipping Norton yard, whom he finished third to at Cocklebarrow.

Hill admitted: “On all known form we cannot beat Dabinett Moon. We have taken her on three times and been beaten three times.”

The course is located at Kingston Grove, Kingston Blount, OX39 4SG.

Admission is £13 per person, which includes a racecard. Under 18s are free and there is no charge for parking.