DANTARI has every chance at the weights and arrives in the best form. He won a similar event to this at Ludlow on his penultimate start and soft ground was a legitimate excuse for a more recent poor run at Southwell. A winner over hurdles at Clonmel last year, Cloudgazer was well beaten on the Flat on his first start for new connections and recent Ffos Las fifth Ajman makes more appeal. Aghill won a seller at Fakenham back in January and may be better for the outing.
Aghill (IRE) 2-1 (11-6) Tracked leader, mistake 3rd, struggling 6th, headway 3 out, chased leader next, stayed on strongly to lead close home, won at Fakenham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft in Jan beating Tannerman (11-6) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Cloudgazer (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Mid-division best, no extra before 2 out, 19th of 30, 33l behind Prince Rudi (10-6) at Leopardstown 3m hcp hdl sft in Dec.
Dantari (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5th, ridden before next, weakened after 2 out, 4th of 5, 14l behind Belle De Fontenay (10-10) at Southwell 2m sell hdl (5) sft in Jul.
Khazium (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place after 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Taigan (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Abbraccio 25-1 (10-12) Held up in last, behind 3rd, closed after 6th, pushed along 9th, weakened approaching 3 out, last of 5, well behind Lost Legend (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Ajman (IRE) 7-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, hit 4 out, effort when hit 2 out soon ridden, 4th and no impression when mistake last, 5th of 8, 8l behind James Pollard (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m clm hdl (5) gd.
Persian Herald 16-1 (10-12) Towards rear, headway 4 out, in 4th before 3 out, one pace, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 24l behind Polly Hopper (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) sft in Jul.