Little jumping experience among this field, but we'll tentatively suggest that ACORDEON could be the one to be on, and we'll select him in preference to Nono Le Sage and Mad Moose. Nicky Henderson's five year old is among those making their debut over hurdles. Twice a runner up in bumpers, he cost 150 thousand Euro a couple of years ago, and this is just his fourth outing. Nono Le Sage is another relative newcomer; a bumper winner on debut, he was then well beaten on his return seven months later. He certainly looks the pick of David Pipe's two runners, Chippewa Chief having been well beaten on debut here last month over further. Mad Moose goes hurdling too for the first time, and has shaped as if wanting a stiffer test than finding in a couple of bumpers to date. Evan Williams' runners are always worth a look at, and any support for debutant Tiger O'Toole could be worth noting. You're taking jumping ability on trust here, so it's minimum stakes, but we'll side with Acordeon.
Acordeon (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) In touch, switched right 3f out, soon chasing winner, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Double Dash (11-5) at Ludlow 2m nhf (5) sft in Jan.
Autumn Harvest 20-1 (10-12) Always behind, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Fushe Jo (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 18 ran.
Ballybart (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, eased from 2 out, 7th of 8, well behind Tot Of The Knar (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Chippewa Chief 40-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden and weakened 8th, 14th of 15, well behind Aqualung (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Come On Eddie 200-1 (11-4) In touch, lost place 3rd, soon behind, 10th of 15, 49l behind Burton Port (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Mad Moose (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 16, 17l behind Flemmingsbond (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nhf (4) gs in Nov.
Nono Le Sage (FR) 10-1 (11-9) Took keen hold, mid-division, weakened 4f out, 14th of 16, well behind Burton Port (11-2) at Hereford 2m 1f nhf (6) sft in Dec.
Nothing's Easy (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 16, 9l behind Nono Le Sage (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f nhf (6) gd in May.
Pourdel (FR) 6-1 (10-13) Chased leader, ridden and weakened after 3f, last of 10, well behind Special Occasion (11-4) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Skip The Present (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Pulled early in mid-division, ridden approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 27l behind Shamari (11-10) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) sft.
Wenruthlyn (IRE) Fruits Of Love gelding out of Nancy Myles.
Wisteria Lane (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened after 6th, 10th of 13, well behind King's Forest (10-9) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (3) gs in Dec.
Ring For Time 66-1 (10-5) Always behind, 10th of 16, well behind Parlesotho (11-5) at Hereford 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Will Exell (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Prominent, reminders after 2nd, ridden after 4th, soon weakened and pulled up 2 out in race won by Red Perfection (11-0) at N Abbot 2m 1f mrs mdn hdl (5) gs in Mar, 11 ran.
Diamond Brook (IRE) Alderbrook gelding out of Hilda Howard.
Tiger O'Toole (IRE) King's Theatre gelding out of Memsahib Ofesteem.