The Mad Robertson proved a disappointing favourite at Bangor last time attempting to follow-up his earlier win at the same track. HAAR makes more appeal as Andy Turnell's charge scored with plenty to spare at Southwell last week and can shrug off a 5lb rise. He has the beating of Rajamand on collateral form and Itoldyou could turn out a bigger threat having made the frame on his last three starts. Refusal has claims on his earlier placed efforts at Leicester and may prove best of the remainder.
Barry The Barber (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked winner from 1st unti 7th, lost place 10th, well beaten after 4 out, 5th of 6, 44l behind Apache Dawn (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f beg chase (4) gf.
Haar 2-1fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not fluent 12th, joined leader going well after 4 out, led 2 out, 1 length clear last, ridden out flat, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd beating Noble Witness (11-11) by 6l, 9 ran.
Hightown (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, jumped right at times and not always fluent, rider seemed to have tack problems briefly before 12th, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Sustainability (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov chs (4) hvy in Mar, 4 ran.
Itoldyou (IRE) 7-4 (10-9) Stayed alone on inside, led, blundered 3rd, headed briefly before 9th, pushed along approaching 14th, ridden before headed 2 out, kept on same pace and no impression when no extra in 3rd bypasing omitted 2 out, 3rd of 4, 18l behind Preuty Boy (10-10) at Lingfield 3m nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Rajamand (FR) 10-1 (11-2) Led, went right normal 4 out, driven before omitted 2 out, already headed when blundered last, weakened, 6th of 10, 10l behind Five Rivers (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Refusal 20-1 (11-0) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Dolatulo (11-0) at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Mar.
The Mad Robertson (IRE) 2-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, no extra run in, 5th of 8, 8l behind Kitegen (11-12) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Aug.
Tribal Dance (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, lost place approaching 4th, tailed off before 3 out, 8th of 12, well behind Bravo Bravo (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.