Back On The Road was a surprise winner of this 12 months ago under Jamie Alexander but may struggle to stage a repeat. Viking Rebel was just starting to feel the pinch when falling at Cheltenham last time but had won at Carlisle earlier while Barachois Silver arrives off the back of a second at Hexham, though looks a thorough stayer. SCRUM V had a couple of decent hunter chasers behind when second to Well Mett over further here last month. He deserves a change of luck and this looks a good opportunity, though Bayfirth and Cobblers Hill can't be ignored.
Back On The Road (IRE) 4-1 (12-5) Hdwy 5; w wnr when blun 11; outpcd aft 13, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Douglas Julian (12-5) at Fife 3m ptp gs in Apr.
Viking Rebel (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, under pressure when fell 13th, in a race won by Doctor Kingsley (11-8) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hts chs (4) gs in Apr, 10 ran.
Bayfirth (IRE) 10-1 (12-5) Ap; led aft 3 out; unchall, won at Braes of Derwent 3m ptp gf in Apr beating Beau D'Argent (11-12) by 12l, 11 ran.
Cobblers Hill (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, completely tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Oscar Barton (10-11) at Cork 2m 4f hts chs in Apr.
Scrum V 25-1 (11-5) Prominent until jumped slowly 9th, went 3rd after 4 out, one pace, no chance with winner from 2 out, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 18l behind Well Mett (11-9) at Perth 3m 2f hts chs (5) sft in Apr.
Barachois Silver 2-1fav (11-4) In touch, led before 5 out, headed 3 out, kept on from last, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind A New Rising (11-7) at Hexham 3m 1f hts chs (5) sft.