National Heritage has been running creditably in maiden and novices' hurdles of late and could be of interest here but Alan Swinbank's recent Aintree winner SHIWAWA looks improving and is preferred with Word Of Warning looking the pick of the remainder. The selection was good value for his defeat of Rileyev at Aintree and a similar level of form may well suffice for the son of Halling. Tim Vaughan's Urban Tiger has been running well over fences of late but made a pleasing return to hurdles when chasing home Any Given Day at Uttoxeter earlier this month and he has to be considered. Ferdy Murphy's French import, Sumak, is probably bets watched on his debut for new connections and of more interest may be Martin Todhunter's Word Of Warning, who is lightly raced and looks to be going the right way. Ice Image is becoming expensive to follow and a safer option seems to be the improving Shiwawa, who is taken to follow up his recent Aintree success.
Shiwawa 7-4fav (11-0) Led to 2nd, pressed leader, hit 3 out, soon ridden, led last, asserted flat, ran on, won at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gd beating Rileyev (10-11) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bed Fellow (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, reminders 3rd, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, well behind Nordwind (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Cabin Gate (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Towards rear, blundered 3rd, tailed off 5th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Le Brocquy (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gf, 12 ran.
Glengap (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Very awkward approaching 1st, held up in rear racing keenly, headway approaching 8th, soon weakened, well tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Gonebeyondrecall (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Ice Image (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Always towards rear, never troubled leaders, 7th of 13, 23l behind Copper Sound (10-11) at Hexham 2m Am nov hcp hdl (5) gf in May.
Mountskip 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, last of 14, well behind Any Given Day (10-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Sumak (FR) 12-1 (8-10) 98th of 16, 6l behind Kimble (8-12) at Vichy(FR) 1m 7f stks sft in Jul (flat).
Urban Tiger (GER) 6-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, led after 1st, clear 4th, headed after 3 out, one pace and beaten after 2 out, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Any Given Day (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Whatevertheweather 250-1 (11-0) Jumped badly left 1st and always behind, 12th of 14, well behind First Stream (11-0) at Kelso 2m 2f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Word of Warning 8-1 (10-12) Mistake 1st, held up, headway to chase clear and easy winner after 3 out, kept on same pace no impression, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Nordwind (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Abbey Express 66-1 (10-9) Raced keenly, led and jumped right, headed 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, well behind Nine Stories (10-12) at Perth 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gs in Sep.
Endeavor 40-1 (8-2) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 39l behind Aleatricis (8-9) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo app hcp (6) gd in Jul (flat).
Hunt Ball (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) In touch, reminders halfway, weakened over 5f out, 7th of 12, 40l behind Paint The Clouds (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd.
National Heritage 9-4 (10-10) Led, headed approaching 3 out, driven and one pace from next, 4th of 6, 7l behind Karashar (10-10) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in May.
Freda's Rose (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Pulled hard, in rear, ridden after 6th, never dangerous, 6th of 16, 26l behind Edgefour (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hdl (4) gd in May.