Winning pointer PLAN AGAIN had the speed to win a bumper over 2m at Musselburgh on his debut under Rules. He had Spitz behind that day and should be even more effective on this stiffer track so can make a successful start to his hurdles career. Frankie's Promise finished a long way behind Spitz when they met in a bumper at the end of last year while Bernardelli, arguably the best of those with experience over timber, returns from a break and needs to improve.
Aw Ripe China (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Chased leader, led approaching 2 out, headed soon after, weakened before last, 5th of 11, 26l behind Revocation (11-0) at Hexham 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.
Bernardelli (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, mistake 5th, shaken up when some headway before 2 out, no impression, 6th of 13, 29l behind Duke Of Navan (11-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Frankie's Promise (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Keen early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon challenged, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, going away towards finish, won at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gs in Apr beating Greensalt (11-3) by 5l, 12 ran.
Gloshen (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Behind, outpaced after 4 out, beaten when fell next, in a race won by Carlton Jack (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gd, 15 ran.
Lord Brendy 20-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, went th over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 14, 3l behind Oscar Fortune (11-4) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Plan Again (IRE) 5-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, just held on, driven out, won at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gs in Feb beating Aiaam Al Namoos (10-0) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Quick Brew 150-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear and keen, tailed off over 4f out, last of 12, well behind It's All An Act (11-9) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gs in Sep.
Spitz (FR) 50-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, weakened before 5f out, 18th of 19, well behind Killyglass (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gs in Apr.
Ellistrin Belle 66-1 (10-1) Held up mid-division, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 13, 40l behind Swaledale Lad (11-0) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Rev Up Ruby 22-1 (9-12) Behind, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 47l behind Sergeant Mattie (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.