Leopard Hills was a stylish winner of selling hurdles at Exeter and Stratford before returning to the latter course to claim fourth spot in a decent handicap won by Tatispout. He did hold an entry at Bangor yesterday, however. FOLK TUNE followed up sound fencing efforts with a fair fourth at Stratford over timber and should be spot-on after a recent Flat outing - he receives narrow preference dropped to this level for the first time. Ockey De Neulliac hasn't been seen over hurdles since 2009 but has shown fair form in handicap chases. He may find the aforementioned pair have too much toe for him on this return to timber but is not ruled out in what is an above average seller.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, reminder before next, mistake 3 out, soon ridden, no impression 2 out, weakened last, 4th of 10, 17l behind Tatispout (11-3) at Stratford 2m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf.
Dollar Express (USA) 100-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, weakened approaching 5th, tailed off before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Spice Bar (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Nov, 12 ran.
Folk Tune (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, chased leaders approaching 6th, ridden from 2 out, one pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Remember Now (11-2) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Hair of The Dog 9-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, took keen hold, led 4 out, headed before next, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out, hit last, 9th of 13, 46l behind Transact (10-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Ockey de Neulliac (FR) 12-1 (11-1) In rear, reminders before 5th, tailed off from 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Reindeer Dippin (11-12) at Ayr 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.
Rexmehead (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, raced wide, headway to chase leaders 3 out, weakened before next, fell last, in a race won by Mardood (11-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Even Melody Pichirico mare out of Princess Singer.
Knickerbokerglory 50-1 (10-4) Took keen hold, chased leaders, lost place before 8th, soon behind tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Oscar Barton (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gf.
Lucky Belle (IRE) 100-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, weakened before 5th, never dangerous, pulled up before last, in a race won by Nelson's Chief (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (4) gf, 12 ran.