IFYOUSAYSO made much of the running before fading into fifth in a Grade 2 bumper at Aintree in April. He looks a decent hurdling prospect and should find plenty of success on the northern circuit this season - this is a relatively easy start. The Ferick finished ahead of Rowan Road over C&D last month but has become disappointing while Canadian Dreamer dropped away tamely at Fontwell last month. Basford Ben showed some promise in bumper last season and could make the frame.
Basford Ben 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, went 2nd 6f out, led over 2f out, soon headed, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Letsby Avenue (10-12) at Haydock 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Bop Along (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge on inside 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final 2f, no extra final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Caledonia (10-11) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Canadian Dreamer (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) With leader until ridden approaching 2 out, weakened before next, 5th of 9, 20l behind Uncle Jimmy (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Ifyousayso (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 19, 18l behind The New One (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr.
The Ferick (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Behind, outpaced 4 out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 41l behind Bit Of A Jig (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Tikkandemickey (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 8th of 13, 41l behind River Maigue (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (4) gd in Apr.
Rowan Road 80-1 (10-5) Held up behind, hit 6th, struggling 4 out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, well behind Bit Of A Jig (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.