MOSSLEY won a Grade 2 hurdle at Cheltenham last December and was second in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at The Festival in March. He was pulled up at Aintree subsequently but has been given a nice rest since and only need jump around safely to get off the mark over the larger obstacles here. Canni Thinkar was just beaten in a three-runner race at Folkestone last week and should fill the runner-up spot again today as Road Train Bob had an entry at Towcester on Sunday and Try Catch Me's form is modest to say the least.
Canni Thinkaar (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tended to jump left, led, ridden and joined after 3 out, headed last, led towards finish, headed last stride, 2nd of 3, hd behind Master Darcy (11-2) at Folkestone 2m 5f beg chs (5) gf.
Mossley (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) In touch, ridden after 10th, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Saint Are (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Apr, 19 ran.
Road Train Bob (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Pulled hard tracking leaders, outpaced 5 out, headway 2 out, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 3rd of 4, 14l behind Goring One (11-10) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.
Try Catch Me (IRE) 150-1 (10-9) Led until 2nd, prominent, mistake 7th, weakened after next, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Gullinbursti (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs.