Aneedh has found Master Red too good on his last couple of outings over hurdles and Rolling Maul makes more appeal on his third on good ground at Ffos Las earlier this month. SHE'S LATE disappointed at Newbury last time but had shown promise on her hurdling bow at Doncaster under A P McCoy. Reunited with the champion jockey for this, she gets the vote. Shrewd won four times on the Flat for Michael Bell and makes more appeal than Perennial, another having his first start over timber.
Flinstone (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Took keen hold, led until after 1st, prominent, outpaced before 3 out, weakened 2 out, 8th of 13, 33l behind Germany Calling (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gd.
Perennial 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, trying to squeeze through on inside when short of room, hampered and lost place over 1f out, no impression after, 6th of 9, 7l behind Itlaaq (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs (flat).
Rolling Maul (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Made most, not fluent 4 out, jumped slow next, headed after after 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 3rd and held flat, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Anteros (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Sab Le Beau (FR) 33-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, led soon after 3rd, hit 6th, joined 3 out, headed approaching next, soon weakened, last of 4, well behind Western Diva (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Saint Brieuc (FR) 50-1 (10-7) Prominent, mistake 4th, not fluent and lost place next, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Urban Hymn (10-12) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Aneedh 6-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, headway to go 3rd before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Master Red (11-6) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
She's Late 8-1 (10-7) Chased leader, hit 1st, lost 2nd before 3 out, ridden hung left and carried head high before 2 out, beaten when mistake 2 out, 5th of 12, 34l behind Sign Of A Victory (11-0) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Shrewd 14-1 (8-4) Held up, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 23, well behind Conduct (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov (flat).
Its A Story 100-1 (10-7) In rear and pushed along after 3rd, soon tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Oliver's Hill (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar, 17 ran.