AP McCoy boasts a decent strike rate when teaming up with Rebecca Curtis' novices and it's likely that GOD OF THE KOP, a wide-margin winner of a bumper at the track in January, will have had plenty of schooling. He can make a winning start to his hurdles career. The Big Freeze may need this after a break but Parhelion will be all the better for his run behind Kings Bayonet at Ascot and has to go on the short-list while last month's C&D third Magic Show appears to be improving with experience and is another to consider.
Alltheroadrunning (IRE) 7-4 (11-7) Alw pr, not qckn from 3out, ko bhnd ldrs, 4th of 9, 11l behind Captain Kelly (11-7) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr '11.
Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Mid-division, reminders after 6th, no impression when hampered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Weekend Millionair (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar, 15 ran.
Decimus (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Jumped moderately towards rear, went right 2nd, mistakes 4th and next, behind when mistake 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Poole Master (11-5) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Fitz Volonte 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 7f out, pushed along over 4f out, weakened well over 2f out, 8th of 14, 40l behind Spirit Of Shankly (10-10) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
God Of The Kop (IRE) 8-11fav (11-4) Led 4f, led again 6f out, clear final 2f, pushed out, easily, won at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) hvy in Jan beating Bladoun (10-7) by 19l, 5 ran.
Harrys Boy 66-1 (10-6) Towards rear, plugged on from 2 out, went modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 15, 47l behind Medinas (11-2) at Hereford 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Mar.
Magic Show 20-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, mistake 3rd, effort on outside 3 out, went 2nd and chance next, 4 lengths down and ridden when blundered last, no chance with winner flat, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 15, 16l behind Weekend Millionair (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Noble Perk 20-1 (11-1) Held up, headway when not fluent 6th, ridden after 3 out, went 3rd next, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 9, 30l behind Oscar Sunset (11-3) at Hereford 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
On My Living Life (IRE) 11-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, effort 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression before last, rallied to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Holywell (11-3) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Parhelion 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, jumped slowly 1st, pushed along and effort after 3 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, never nearer, 4th of 10, 10l behind Kings Bayonet (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (3) gd.
The Big Freeze (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, not fluent 7th, ridden after 9th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 13, well behind Miss Kalifa (10-5) at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Think Its All Over (USA) 11-2 (9-1) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 26l behind Jeu De Vivre (8-12) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep (flat).
Alayir (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) In touch on outside, blundered 2nd, lost place 3rd, behind and reminders after 4th, soon tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Tindaro (11-0) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Gap Of Dunloe (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) In rear, badly hampered over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 10l behind Holden Eagle (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar (flat).
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 66-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost place when mistake 5th, well beaten after 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Constant Contact (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Riviera Stars 66-1 (9-11) Prominent when hampered 1st, soon lost place, not fluent and struggling 5th, last of 10, well behind Speed Steed (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.