SEA CLIFF has had a winter campaign on the flat where he was successful at Southwell and is taken to win again on his return to the jumping scene, while both Sir Harry Cool and Pilca are worth noting. The selection was last seen over jumps when winning at Huntington back in October. He was breaking his maiden tag that day and although he looks unfairly treated with a mark of 113 we feel he will have the class to win off that mark this time of year. Sir Harry Cool is 18lbs higher in the ratings since winning at Wincanton last month. He is still only lightly raced and is open to further improvement. Pilca has dropped in the weights since last year and now looks to have a handy enough mark. If he can recapture some of his best form he could prove to be dangerous so any market moves should be noted. But for the winner we return to Sea Cliff.
Sea Cliff (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, soon chased leader, lead last, driven out, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Oct beating Regal Quote (10-9) by 1l, 6 ran.
Pilca (FR) 17-2 (10-2) Held up in last pair, headway approaching 4 out, stumbled after fence, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 9, 13l behind Beggars Cap (11-10) at Aintree 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd.
Carys's Lad 16-1 (11-5) Held up, ridden 7th, brief effort approaching 3 out, mistake and weakened, 5th of 8, 39l behind Major Malarkey (10-2) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Feb '08.
Brize Norton (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, driven along 8th, soon beaten, tailed off, 8th of 10, 45l behind Pseudonym (10-9) at Plumpton 2m 5f 4yo Am hcp hdl (4) gf.
Aboukir Bay (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden when mistake 3 out, soon held, 5th of 12, 23l behind You're The Top (11-0) at Kempton 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Smart John 33-1 (11-7) Always in rear, 14th of 18, well behind Farmers Cross (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Tracked winner until 8th, struggling when pecked 10th, no chance from 12th, last of 5, 33l behind Fire And Rain (11-9) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Apr.
Sir Harry Cool 9-1 (10-13) Prominent, ridden and chased leader approaching 2 out, held when left in lead last, pushed out flat, won at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gf in Apr beating Captain Marlon (10-13) by 7l, 8 ran.
Pasagai (FR) 10-1 (10-13) Always in rear, well behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Lucky Nellerie (10-10) at Sedgefield 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Kilcannon Supreme (IRE) 11-2 (10-6) Tracked leader, ridden approaching 4 out, weakening when blundered next, last of 10, well behind Political Paddy (11-2) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Fortunate Dave (USA) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders until lost place 7th, 6th of 11, 33l behind Industrial Star (11-4) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Sycho Fred (IRE) 11-2 (10-5) Held up, some headway 9th, behind when fell 3 out, in a race won by King Troy (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (3) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Siegfrieds Night (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Always in rear, 6th of 12, 31l behind Treaty Flyer (10-12) at Fakenham 2m sell hdl (5) gf.