Paul Nicholls looks to have found a nice opportunity for WOOLCOMBE FOLLY, who has finished runner-up three times in succession, conceding lumps of weight each time. The race conditions suit him and he can gain his first success since 2010. Rathlin is in the form of his life and has to be a threat after his demolition job at Punchestown where he jumped brilliantly. He'll be difficult to catch in that kind of mood and though Hidden Cyclone wasn't in the best of form when last seen earlier this year he goes well fresh as he showed when beating Foildubh at Naas in October. Dantes King has won over hurdles and fences at Perth this month but faces much tougher competition here.
Canaly (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Mid-division, reminders 3rd, pushed along halfway, ridden 6 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Klepht (10-1) at Punchestown 2m 4f hcp chs sft in Apr, 14 ran.
Hidden Cyclone (IRE) 5-2 (11-6) Tracked leader, raced wide at times, lost place and quickly beaten 3 out, soon behind, fell last, in a race won by Chicago Grey (11-3) at Navan 2m 4f chs G2 (1) hvy in Feb, 4 ran.
Rathlin 2-1 (11-3) Led from 2nd and made rest, jumped well, went clear from 3 out, stayed on strongly from 2 out, easily, won at Punchestown 2m 6f chs gf in May beating Treacle (11-6) by 19l, 7 ran.
Dantes King (IRE) 4-9fav (10-12) Made all, not fluent last, kept on, ridden out, won at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf beating Ocean Club (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Woolcombe Folly (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Towards rear, headway before 3 out, mistake 2 out, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 9l behind Bobowen (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 6f listed hcp chs (1) gf.
Where'd Ya Hide It (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, ridden in 10th and no impression 2 out, kept on one pace, 8th of 15, 20l behind Ballylibert (10-13) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gf.