Overafrica may do better now tackling fences but similar remarks apply to TUTCHEC, who was second over timber here in March. Nicky Richards five-year-old gets a tentative vote as he is very lightly raced. Ros Castle is also interesting as he won over hurdles on soft ground in January and had probably gone over the top when pulled up at Perth in April while there should be more to come from Brave Spartacus. Angel Sun was second over 2m2f behind easy winner Mwaleshi over hurdles here last time and is preferred to William Money and Legbeforewicket of the remainder.
Angel Sun (FR) 5-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure 3 out, driven next, stayed on to take 2nd approaching last, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 13, 15l behind Mwaleshi (11-9) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Brave Spartacus (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Chased leader, ridden 2 out, one pace, 5th of 11, 19l behind Patavium (10-13) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Jan.
Overafrica (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Close up, led 7th, headed 4 out, led again 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Washington Road (11-9) at Towcester 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.
Ros Castle (IRE) 7-2fav (11-1) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 5th, ridden and weakened approaching 9th, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Papamoa (10-6) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Apr, 9 ran.
Tutchec (FR) 13-2 (10-12) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened after last, 8th of 15, 21l behind Dr Flynn (11-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
William Money (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) In rear, headway 4 out, went 2nd before last, one pace run-in, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Tasheba (11-0) at Cartmel 3m 2f beg chase (4) gs in Aug.
Legbeforewicket 33-1 (10-8) Behind, struggling 11th, never dangerous, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Or de Grugy (11-6) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs, 10 ran.