Norfolk Sky won over a slightly shorter trip here in March and made all over 2m at Wincanton last time. But Brian Barr's mare looks vulnerable in this against less-exposed types. DISCAY dotted up at Huntingdon on his hurdling debut and there should be plenty more to come from the five-year-old who won four times on the Flat and seems oblivious to the state of the ground. Nathans Pride won a Worcester maiden hurdle last month but faces better opposition here and Rob Conti has been coming up short in hunter chases. Hazzaat was a modest maiden on the level and will find easier opportunities in the coming months.
Discay 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 3 out, challenged going well 2 out, led before last, easily, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in May beating Blazing Glen (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Nathans Pride (IRE) 4-6fav (11-0) Tracked leader, left in lead 4th, wandered approaching 3 out, not fluent next, 2 lengths ahead last, kept on well run-in, ridden out, won at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in May beating Danisa (10-7) by 2l, 6 ran.
Norfolk Sky 7-4fav (11-4) Made all, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Ellin's Tower (10-11) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Rob Conti (FR) 5-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, plugged on from 3 out, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Popaway (11-4) at Southwell 2m 4f hts chs (6) gd in May.
Hazzaat (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon chased clear winner, staying on inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Camelopardalis (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May (flat).