Dreamers Of Dreams (fourth at Haydock yesterday) was third over C&D last month when the odds-on Avenging Ace could only manage a disappointing sixth. The latter is undoubtedly capable of better and it would be no surprise if the placings were reversed today but we'll stick with the proven form of ROWDY ROCHER. He's already won a point-to-point, a bumper and a hurdle this year and there was nothing wrong with his latest fourth in a better race at Newcastle. The heavy ground here will play to his strengths and he may be a better bet than stablemates Glenora Gale and Nuts N Bolts. Kings Canyon and Mini The Minx should improve for recent runs and look best of the rest.
Rowdy Rocher (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) With winner, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 9, 14l behind Fill The Power (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Avenging Ace (IRE) 4-5fav (10-12) Led, went left 6th, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 12, 20l behind See What Happens (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.
Dreamers Of Dreams (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Chased leader, mistake 6th, challenged and hit 3 out, chased winner and every chance 2 out, weakened to 3rd before last, 3rd of 12, 9l behind See What Happens (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 4f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Nov.
Edinburgh Gin Time 80-1 (10-13) Led until halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 12, well behind Boston Bob (10-13) at Hexham 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Kings Canyon (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, hit 5th, towards rear, tailed off before 9th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Fill The Power (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 6f nh nov hdl (2) gs in Nov, 9 ran.
Nuts N Bolts 10-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 9f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 20, 30l behind Steps To Freedom (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr.
Crumble 100-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden 6th, behind next, last of 8, well behind Kings Lodge (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Glenora Gale (IRE) 8-11fav (10-10) Tracked leaders until mistake and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Micro Mission (10-5) at Kelso 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) sft, 10 ran.
Mini The Minx (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Led, ridden from 9f out, headed 4f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 6th of 9, 43l behind Russie With Love (10-9) at Aintree 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) hvy.
Purple Money (IRE) 100-1 (10-3) Raced keenly, in touch, lost place 3 out, weakened next, 7th of 10, well behind Micro Mission (10-5) at Kelso 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Solway Brook (IRE) 150-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, chased leaders after 4 out, 5th and in touch when mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Micro Mission (10-5) at Kelso 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) sft, 10 ran.
Sported And Played (IRE) 200-1 (10-0) Towards rear, pushed along after 6th, soon reminders and soon weakened, 8th of 13, well behind Rowdy Rocher (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.