DOMTALINE won the opening juvenile hurdle on the card 12 months ago by 25 lengths. Things didn't go to plan thereafter but he clearly goes well fresh and representing Paul Nicholls, who has landed this race three times in the last nine years, is fancied to return to winning ways today. Mr Harmoosh could be the danger as he's on the upgrade and made the well-treated Fountains Flypast pull out all the stops at Fontwell having earlier beaten a subsequent winner at Plumpton. Jockey bookings suggest Peaks Of Fire is the pick of Tim Vaughan's two runners but Jubail and Kahfre both return from a lay-off.
Architrave 16-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced after 5th, soon struggling in rear, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Ultravox (10-5) at Ascot 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Domtaline (FR) 4-1 (10-13) Took keen hold, chased leading trio, close 4th when fell 3 out, in a race won by Grandouet (11-8) at Newbury 2m 3yo hdl (3) gs in Dec, 8 ran.
Jubail (IRE) 16-1 (10-3) Mid-division, slow 3rd, under pressure 4th, soon beaten, 13th of 22, 23l behind Eradicate (11-5) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in May.
Mr Harmoosh (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway on inside after 6th, not clear run after next or before 2 out, soon got through to take 2nd, led approaching last, headed flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Fountains Flypast (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Sep.
Peaks Of Fire (IRE) 5-2fav (11-5) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, ridden 2 out, went 2nd before last, no impression run-in, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind In A Nutshell (11-3) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Kahfre 8-1 (10-4) Held up in touch towards rear on outside, improved after 7th, every chance and drifted stands' side before 3 out, driven and close 3rd when blundered badly 2 out, not recover, no chance after, 5th of 7, 47l behind Ultravox (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.