John Quinn's hurdlers are always worth a second look here and Chebsey Beau gets all the allowances. She has already made the frame at Wetherby and Market Rasen and should be among the places again here, though it will be surprise if she's good enough to get the better of SIGN OF A VICTORY. He was a beaten favourite on his hurdling debut at Newbury but wasn't beaten far and has won a jumpers' bumper on the Polytrack since in good style. Verano won twice on the Flat in Germany in 2012 but may need the run today.
Kay Sera 6-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, travlling well 2f out, headway over 1f out, chasing leaders and keeping on when badly hampered final 125 yards, stayed on, not recover, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Bodega (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb '13.
Mr Maynard 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Understory (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May (flat).
Sign Of A Victory (IRE) 13-8fav (11-4) Always prominent, not much room and switched right 2f out, soon led, quickened away over 1f out, comfortably, won at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan beating Supreme Present (10-11) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
The Perfect Crime (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 17, well behind Rainbow Peak (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jan.
Time Of My Life (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, no impression, 7th of 18, 31l behind Pearl Castle (10-7) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Triple Eight (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, well behind First Mohican (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs.
Verano (GER) (9-2) 6th of 7, 6l behind Kissavos (8-13) at Clairefontaine(FR) 1m 6f clm stks hvy in Oct (flat).
Midnight Sequel 50-1 (9-13) In rear, behind when mistake 5th, tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Royal Guardsman (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Chebsey Beau 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4th, ridden after 3 out, lost 2nd before 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 6, 19l behind Carry On Sydney (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl (4) sft.