Ile De Re was a decent stayer on the Flat and made a satisfactory debut over hurdles when third at Aintree. He should improve for the longer trip but DRAMATIC DUKE caught the eye under a considerate ride on his first run over timber at Huntingdon and can put that experience to good use here. A P McCoy's presence in the saddle suggests he's the pick of Jonjo O'Neill's trio. Open Hearted won a Ludlow bumper last month but fell on his hurdles bow at Uttoxeter and just as interesting are Boston Blue, fourth over shorter here last month, and hurdling newcomer Cross Of Honour.
Boston Blue 7-2 (10-9) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, ridden and no extra run-in, 4th of 10, 8l behind Gogeo (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Nov.
Cardinal Rose 15-2 (10-12) Prominent, jumped left, not fluent 7th, weakening when mistake 2 out, 7th of 9, 34l behind Barbatos (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.
Comeragh King 9-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway approaching 6th, went 4th after 8th, weakening when blundered 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Native Gallery (11-10) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Cross Of Honour (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, chased leaders on outside over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 17l behind One Term (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m Listed NH flat (1) gs in Nov.
Dramatic Duke (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division on inside, outpaced before 2 out, never on terms, 7th of 16, 21l behind Hit The Headlines (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Hawk Run 40-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened from 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Ballyrock (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Ile De Re (FR) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4th, led approaching 3 out, headed when not fluent 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 9, 31l behind Cinders And Ashes (11-7) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Low Gales (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Ld/disp, ld 2out, disp to last, gd jmp & kow to ld at line, won at Ballybunion 3m ire ptp gf in Apr beating Keppols Hill (12-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Morocchius (USA) 28-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear and keen, headway on outer over 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, one pace from last, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Arrow Barrow (11-2) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Open Hearted 3-1 (10-12) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden when not fluent 3 out, disputing 5 lengths 2nd when fell 2 out, in a race won by Poole Master (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Nov, 16 ran.
Prankster 9-2 (8-9) 5th of 6, 13l behind Wajir (9-4) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Sep '09 (flat).
Rody (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, 5th of 15, 33l behind Ballyrock (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Spiekeroog 25-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden before 2 out, no impression, 5th of 14, 20l behind Bourne (10-12) at Catterick 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Swallow (FR) 66-1 (10-12) Chased leaders and keen, weakened before 5 out, 7th of 13, well behind Dark Glacier (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Flying Trump 250-1 (10-5) Always behind, 13th of 15, well behind Minsky Mine (10-12) at Leicester 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gs.
Irish Symphony (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 3rd, always towards rear, 13th of 15, 38l behind Long Distance (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jul.