Sleepy Haven hasn't been disgraced in his two runs over hurdles and makes more appeal than Green And White and once-raced pair Henri De Boitron and Moaning Butcher. Mandy's Boy was a miler on the Flat so will have his stamina to prove while all of Marju's Quest's victories on the level came on fast ground. RAYAK only had four runs on the Flat for Alain De Royer-Dupre was placed twice on ground with plenty of give. This won't take much winning and he can make a winning start for new connections.
Green And White (ITY) 150-1 (11-0) Held up in last, ridden and outpaced after 6th, well beaten from 3 out, 4th of 6, well behind Hawk High (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Henri De Boistron (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 30l behind Modus (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Oct.
Mandy's Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Took keen hold chasing leaders on outside, went 3rd 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Canadian Run (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep (flat).
Marju's Quest (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Held up in touch in 4th, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 12l behind Amralah (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep (flat).
Moaning Butcher 22-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, jumped left and not fluent throughout, ridden 5th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, moderate 4th, 4th of 5, well behind Dispour (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Rayak (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) 7th of 9, 10l behind Terrubi (9-2) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2f 3yo mdn sft in Jun (flat).
Sleepy Haven (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd, led and jumped left 3 out, hung left and headed before last, no impression on winner flat, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Hawk High (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct.