MANDY'S BOY was quite highly tried in his first season over hurdles. He went close at Warwick in December and again at Stratford in March and should be up to breaking his duck in a race like this. Muckle Roe may be the danger if reproducing his second over track and trip in January as he was taking on better opposition over a longer trip on his only subsequent start. That pair are preferred to Unex Modigliani, disappointing when odds-on at Plumpton after a second at Huntingdon. Don Padeja may need more time but Troyan could make the frame.
Jackthejourneyman (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders after 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 10th of 16, 45l behind Speedy Tunes (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
King's Ciel 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway when jumped left and not fluent 2 out, no chance with front pair, one pace in 4th before last, 4th of 11, 23l behind Paradise Valley (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Mac Bertie 33-1 (11-3) Always towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 36l behind Princess Tara (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Muckle Roe (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in last, ridden before 3 out, soon lost touch, 6th of 7, well behind Garde La Victoire (11-4) at Cheltenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Powderonthebonnet (IRE) 17-2 (10-5) In touch, weakened 4 out, no chance when mistake and fell last, in a race won by Going Concern (10-12) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov, 16 ran.
Troyan (IRE) 11-4 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened after next, 5th of 11, 6l behind At Reception (10-10) at Southwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Unex Modigliani (IRE) 4-7fav (11-0) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden and challenged 2 out, driven before last, chance when blundered and lost 2nd at the last, weakened flat, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Azabitmour (10-9) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Don Padeja 8-1 (10-6) With leaders, ridden from 2 out, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Sir Valentino (10-9) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Mandy's Boy (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division, effort 2 out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 11l behind Raven's Tower (11-9) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Sacred Square (GER) 5-2 (8-9) Held up tracking leading trio, pushed along 4f out, weakened 3f out, went poor 4th final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Swift Bounty (8-12) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug (flat).
Sunblazer (IRE) 9-2 (10-7) Held up in touch, mistake 1st, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 17, well behind Oliver's Hill (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Mountain Of Angels Midnight Legend mare out of Landsker Missile.