PROSPECT WELLS was surprisingly overturned by Suerte Al Salto at Fontwell last month but should make amends over this longer trip before going on to better things as he was a very useful hurdler. Awaywiththegreys has his first run since finishing tailed off in the Challow Hurdle in December and may not have the same scope as the selection, despite being a couple of years younger. Next Exit has his first start for nine months and tackles fences for the first time but Notarfbad seems likely to pace his way over the larger obstacles and Lauberhorn and Indian Citizen have won over hurdles, but only at a lowly level.
Awaywiththegreys (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened soon after, blundered last, tailed off, 4th of 6, well behind Taquin Du Seuil (11-7) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Dec.
Lauberhorn 5-2 (11-7) Held up 4th and last, chased leading pair after 3 out, went 2nd between last 2, mistake last, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 4, 13l behind Molon Labe (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gs in May.
Next Exit (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Tracked winner until approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 6, 33l behind Tenby Jewel (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Sep.
Notarfbad (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Took keen hold, led, not fluent 3rd, narrowly headed when left clear 2 out, reduced lead when jumped right last, headed flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Overpriced (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Prospect Wells (FR) 1-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 4th, led 5th, mistake 4 out, headed before last, ridden run-in, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Suerte Al Salto (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov chs (4) gd in May.
Indian Citizen (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Prominent until 3 out, 6th of 16, 11l behind Ahead Ahead (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.