ANQUETTA and Pendower look likely to dominate here and preference is for the former, with Grand Award fancied to chase them home in third. Nicky Henderson's son of Anshan comes here on the back of a solid debut over hurdles, filling second spot behind City Theatre. His previous bumper form reads well and with Barry Geraghty back in the saddle he looks sure to run well from a much more prominent position in the market. Also likely to be well-fancied is Pendower, a son of Presenting. He'll probably prefer the rain to stay away but he impressed with his attitude when winning a Newton Abbot bumper and is a danger on his hurdling bow 10 months on. In time he'll get three miles, but if the market is positive he looks one to fear. Honourable Dreamer will be handicapped after this start, Grand Award needs a market check on his hurdling debut with Robert Thornton booked for the ride, whilst Don't Tell Nina needs to improve on his first outing behind Talenti but could easily do so. Ceepeegee's good run behind Meath All Star at Wincanton looks no fluke so he is considered, however this prize can go to Anquetta.
Anquetta (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, led 6th, joined 2 out, ridden and already headed when blundered last, one pace flat, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind City Theatre (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) gs in Feb.
Ceepeegee (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, chased winner 5th until 3 out, soon outpaced and dropped to last, kept on again flat, 4th of 5, 5l behind Meath All Star (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Don't Tell Nina (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 8th of 14, 32l behind Talenti (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs.
Foxhill 150-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, always well in rear, tailed off 8th, pulled up before 9th, in a race won by Fresh Air And Fun (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (3) sft in Sep '08, 14 ran.
Frankly Fantastic 66-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, went right and mistake 1st, mistake 2nd, reminder after 3rd, mistake next, weakened 6th, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Golan Way (11-7) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (3) gf in Jun '08, 3 ran.
Grand Award 13-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 1f out briefly, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Brackloon High (11-9) at Southwell 2m NH flat (4) std in Jan.
Honourable Dreamer (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, lost place after 7th, behind when not fluent 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Secret Stash (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Pendower (IRE) Evensfav (10-13) Tracked leader, led 5f out, ran green and drive out final 2f, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in May beating Humbel Ben (11-2) by 1l, 9 ran.
Robin De Paques (FR) 66-1 (10-12) Always in rear, tailed off from 5th, 9th of 12, well behind You're So Vain (11-1) at Folkestone 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Supreme Plan (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, headway approaching 3 out, weakening when not fluent and hampered 2 out, 5th of 8, 34l behind Secret Stash (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd.