It's almost four years since GALANT NUIT was beaten a length by Ballabriggs in the Fulke Walwyn at Cheltenham but he retains some ability and was in good form between the flags last season. A recent run will have put him straight and he gets the vote though Classinaglass is an obvious threat. He completed an early season double between the flags on local turf at Sheriff Hutton and looks certain to be in the shake-up. Loose Preformer had his first start in this sphere at Leicester last month and ran well enough to get involved here while Nowurhurlin won a novices' handicap over fences at Bangor last May and has been placed twice in points recently. Qualviro won a hurdles race at Ludlow a year ago but hasn't been seen since July though he'll have been out hunting.
Oranger (FR) 16-1 (12-5) (bl) disp ld to 11; lost pl 15; sn well bhd, 4th of 7, 26l behind Chiquilline (12-5) at Heythrop 3m ptp gd in Jan.
Classinaglass 4-6 (12-5) Ww; hdwy 14; lft in ld 2 out; rdn out, won at Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Cl 3m ptp gs in Jan beating Special Portrait (12-5) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Loose Preformer (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, lost place 5th, closed after 9th, mistakes 10th and 3 out, chased winner before next, stayed on same pace and no impression flat, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Little Legend (11-13) at Warwick 3m hts chs (6) sft in Jan.
Nowurhurlin (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) (cp) hdwy 10; one pce 2 out, 2nd of 13, 10l behind Qrackers (11-0) at Cambridgeshire Harriers Hunt Clu 3m ptp gd in Dec.
Copper's Gold (IRE) 33-1 (12-5) (cp) prom til wknd qckly 3 out, 11th of 14, 36l behind Foreverpresenting (12-0) at Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Cl 3m ptp gs in Jan.
Galant Nuit (FR) 11-4 (12-0) Nvr nr to chall, 5th of 12, 21l behind Port Golan (12-5) at Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Cl 3m ptp gs in Jan.
Qualviro (FR) 13-2 (11-12) Led, not fluent 1st, headed after next, tracked leader, pushed along after 8th, lost place 4 out, weakened from next, 5th of 7, well behind American Legend (10-13) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.