The market should obviously prove the best guide as the three previous winners were all well supported. Alistair Whillans took the event a year ago so Whadaurmeddlewimei, a half-brother to two winning jumpers, is one to note. Mighty Cliche's dam has had winners with her first two foals and Teddy Tee has a fine stayers' pedigree. The Last Leg is a half-brother to a couple of winning hurdlers and Alizee De Janeiro's dam was a winner on the Flat in France. CORSAIR PRINCE is bred for the job being a half-brother to a winning bumper and out of a mare who won on the level. His stable is going well enough and he gets the nod.
Chiron (IRE) Celtic Swing gelding out of Jane Digby.
Imperial Prince (IRE) Subtle Power gelding out of Satco Rose.
Master Spider (IRE) Scorpion gelding out of Penteli.
Mighty Cliche (IRE) Classic Cliche gelding out of Mighty Mandy.
Silver Crossing Avonbridge gelding out of Silver Purse.
Teddy Tee (IRE) Mountain High gelding out of Knocksouna Lady.
The Last Leg (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Raphuca.
Valnamixe Du Mee (FR) Al Namix gelding out of Kateline Du Mee.
Wicked Spice (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Afdala.
Ardenlee Lad (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Little Elk.
Corsair Prince Black Sam Bellamy gelding out of Nobratinetta.
Ustica (IRE) Trans Island gelding out of Shady's Wish.
Whadaurmeddlewimei Central Park gelding out of Thorterdykes Lass.
Alizee De Janeiro (FR) Network filly out of Katana.