The usual staying hurdle at Huntingdon featuring many of the usual suspects. The choice though is GEORGE FERNBACK, improved like so many before him, by the move to the Brian Ellison yard, not to mention a dramatic increase in trip and the application of a hood. He's up 12lb for two April successes but looks best sticking with in his rejuvenated vein of form. Clouds Of Mist should be there of thereabouts whilst Silent Knight is of interest upped in trip for his in-form yard. Landenstown Pearl and Sea Cadet were both successful on their respective penultimate outings before failing last time - and both would have place claims if reverting to form as stamina is assured in both cases.
George Fernbeck 7-2fav (10-11) Chased leaders, led after 3rd, ridden before 2 out, kept on, won at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr beating Phoenix Flight (11-7) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Go Amwell 16-1 (10-13) Always in rear, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Winged Crusader (11-10) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Clouds Of Mist 3-1fav (11-2) Chased leader after 2nd, led bypassing normal 3 out, headed bypassing normal 2 out, soon no chance with winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 22l behind Realta Mo Croi (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m 6f (5) gs.
Silent Knight (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place approaching 7th, well beaten when pecked 2 out, 6th of 9, 17l behind Generous Ransom (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Ilewin For Hannah 40-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, hit 6th, lost touch 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 41l behind Itsuptoyou (11-7) at Taunton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Downtown Manhattan (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, some headway on inside after 5th, hit next, ridden 7th, soon beaten, weakened 3 out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Waldorf Salad (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f (4) hvy in Jan.
Material Boy 16-1 (11-1) Last pair, dropped in rear 7th, tailed off 10th, pulled up before 14th, in a race won by Kilcascan (9-13) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd, 12 ran.
Landenstown Pearl (IRE) 4-1fav (10-9) Mid-division, driven and headway 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 12, 15l behind Orsm (10-11) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Sea Cadet 5-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 5th of 9, well behind Landenstown Pearl (9-13) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Max Laurie (FR) 10-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 6th of 10, 42l behind Cusheen Bridge (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.