An interesting little handicap with the top four all respected. However, Dottie's Dilemma and Gleann Na Ndochais return from absences of 248 and 188 days respectively whilst Cavite Eta, a Sedgefield wnner last time, is definitely not an easy one to catch right and is also up 6lb for that latest success in Durham. Therefore the nod goes to SUPRISE VENDOR who went well last time for stable conditional Daragh Bourke when a commendable runner-up at Kelso behind Clondaw Knight. He's basically a solid and generally reliable handicap chaser and that could be enough here, especially as he also boasts a course and distance success to his name.
Dotties Dilema (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) In touch in 4th, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, last of 5, well behind Chavoy (10-8) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Mar.
Cavite Eta (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out ridden to lead before last, driven out, won at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct beating Think Its All Over (10-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Suprise Vendor (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd before 2 out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Clondaw Knight (11-12) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs.
Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Held up in rear, ridden 10th, stayed on from 3 out, went 4th when blundered 2 out, no impression, 4th of 8, 23l behind Hawaii Klass (10-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Dorlesh Way (IRE) 33-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, every chance 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 12, 19l behind Bunratty (11-1) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in May.