BALLYFOY is better known as a chaser but he is able to get in off a decent racing weight without penalties so we are prepared to chance him against the field. Jurisdiction has done very little wrong this year and Tony McCoy's presence aboard the three times Kelso winner is sure to make him popular. Eastern Supreme would not be concerned by any softening of the going overnight. Paul Nicholls had a number of runners in at the five day stage and Rebel Rebellion, who won a bumper for Charlie Mann at the princely price of 1-8 is his nomination for this race. Time For Spring may have needed his Stratford reappearance though had beaten a decent field in a point-to-point at Bennetsbridge in February. Uncle Keef was a modest two miler on the flat and the blinkers are back on for today.
Jurisdiction 4-1 (11-12) Left in lead 1st, made rest, hard pressed 3 out, soon ridden, edged right under pressure after last, stayed on well flat, held on, won at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Arctic Court (10-12) by nk, 16 ran.
Ballyfoy (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Held up towards rear, hit 7th, blundered 5 out, never in contention, 7th of 14, 31l behind Burren Legend (10-0) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs 0-140 (2) sft in Mar.
Eastern Supreme (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Led until after 3rd, soon led again, not fluent and headed 5th, soon regained lead, headed 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 8th of 16, 26l behind Gibb River (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Hong Kong Harry 14-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakned from 7th, 6th of 14, well behind Bobby Ewing (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, hung left and beaten 2f out, 7th of 20, 21l behind Megastar (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr.
Representingceltic (IRE) 17-2 (10-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3 out, challenged next, kept on and every chance until ridden and one pace flat, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Jay J (10-9) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
This Masquerade 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 37l behind Lush Life (11-2) at Ascot 2m nov hdl (3) gs in Feb.
Time For Spring (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Led until after 2nd, led after 7th, mistake 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 13l behind Made In Time (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Troy Tempest (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Towards rear, struggling over 6f out, 10th of 13, 40l behind Quousko De L'isop (11-9) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
Ultimate Quest (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, outpaced and pushed along after 4 out, headway approaching 3 out, ridden to chase winner approaching last, no impression, 2nd of 6, 11l behind Cavite Beta (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f hdl (3) gs.
Uncle Keef (IRE) 17-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, hampered 2nd, reminders after 4th, weakened approaching last, 5th of 12, 19l behind Brackloon High (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Wyck Hill (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Took keen hold, chased leader before 2nd until 3 out, 4th and one pace soon after, 4th of 9, 7l behind Cotswold Charmer (10-9) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.