ANNA'S ARCH still looks to be improving and can keep his unbeaten record intact, despite the double penalty. Ebanour was highly tried after winning on his debut at Wetherby last season and looks the danger, though Coverholder should improve on his second at Worcester in August. Sun Cloud has also hinted at ability and Cross Of Honour won between the flags in Ireland in May and represents an in-form yard. Dreamy George and Miss Chatterbox could be the most interesting of the newcomers
Anna's Arch (IRE) 8-13fav (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 6f out, led 1f out, pushed out, won at Bangor 2m 1f cond & am NH flat (6) gd in Aug beating Pampelonne (10-4) by 5l, 11 ran.
Ebanour (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outside, lost place 7f out, edged left and stayed on from over 2f out, no impression on leaders, 8th of 20, 16l behind Steps To Freedom (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr.
Coverholder (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and hung left 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Peter The Horse (10-7) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Cross Of Honour (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Made all, jnd 3out, eff 2out & row, won at Necarne 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Prasina Russata (11-7) by 2l, 14 ran.
Dreamy George (IRE) Goldmark gelding out of Killenard.
Gorey Lane (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Mid div best, 5th aftr a mile until 8th 5out, wknd bef 3out, 9th of 10, 44l behind Oscars Business (11-9) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Mar.
Hunky Dorey Clan Of Roses gelding out of Somethingaboutmary.
Kirkaig Best Of The Bests gelding out of Screen Idol.
Oscar Stanley (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Mujavail.
Sun Cloud (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 3f out, one pace over 1f out, 4th of 10, 15l behind Sir Johnson (11-12) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Talkin Thomas (IRE) Talkin Man gelding out of Keerou Lady.
Miss Chatterbox Dapper mare out of Clohamon Gossip.