LORD WISHES is regarded as an exciting prospect for hurdling and had already schooled last season when completing a double under a penalty in a Haydock bumper. James Ewart has found him a nice opening and he can make a winning start to his new career. Shanen won bumpers at Sedgefield and Perth in May and made a promising start over timber when a close third to Bonnie Burnett at Ayr. More was expected of him that day as he started odds-on but the experience will have put him straight for this. Kane River had shown a glimmer of promise in Ireland but pulled up at Sedgefield last month and makes his debut for new connections. Woodpole Academy was beaten eight lengths in a Worcester bumper on his racecourse debut but he'll have come on for the run and is definitely one to note.
Ballycool (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 11th of 14, 41l behind Broadway Buffalo (11-7) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Bunratty (IRE) 9-2fav (11-7) Brought down 1st, in a race won by Endeavor (11-0) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan, 15 ran.
Croco Bay (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 15, 23l behind Just Cameron (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Here's To Harry 7-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 19l behind Rhymers Stone (10-13) at Ayr 1m 6f mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Nov.
Heron's Mill (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Led, headed 9f out, outpaced over 1f out, 5th of 9, 9l behind Rhymers Stone (10-13) at Ayr 1m 6f mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Nov.
Honeypot Lane 100-1 (10-9) Always in rear, 6th of 9, 23l behind The Mumper (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Justjoe (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway 4 out, one pace and no impression from 3 out, weakened flat, 5th of 14, 23l behind Rock Relief (11-0) at Newcastle 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Kane River (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Led, hit 2nd, soon clear, headed 7th, soon weakened, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Hi George (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct, 11 ran.
Lord Wishes (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Led early, tracked leader, led over 3f out, clear over 2f out, ran on strongly, won at Haydock 2m nhf (5) gd in Mar beating No Duffer (11-2) by 6l, 8 ran.
Pudsey House 33-1 (11-2) Led for about 3f, chased leader, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 9, 29l behind Shanen (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in May.
Shanen (IRE) 10-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, hit 5th, not fluent 2 out, every chance when mistake last, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Bonnie Burnett (10-7) at Ayr 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Snuker 50-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led before 7th, headed before 9th, soon weakened, 4th of 6, well behind Teerie Express (10-6) at Hexham 3m nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Trouble In Paris (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 9th of 10, well behind Baltimoar (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Woodpole Academy (IRE) 10-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, headway 4f out, went 2nd 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Westward Point (11-10) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Oct.
Arisda 16-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 5f out, lost place 4f out, 8th of 10, 27l behind Agent Fedora (10-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Nov.
Port Isla And Beyond mare out of Miss Portcello.