SCREENSCRAPER can provide the Irish with their fourth win in this race in five years and Gordon Elliott with his third in three. Baaher and Solway Star may provide the biggest challenges. With a strike rate of twenty nine per cent with his hurdlers at the track over the past five seasons, Gordon Elliott is clearly a man to be feared. Screenscraper has already proved costly to follow though having been turned over at odds of 2-5 on his Rules debut at this track but he can make amends by showing the benefit of his Limerick hurdling bow. Baaher had a regressive profile on the level but he appeared to be heading the right way over obstacles for his previous yard and it will be interesting to see if he attracts any support on his debut for a new team. Solway Star failed to land a blow on his handicap bow over three miles and has generally finished well held but can't be ruled out of this contest. The Irish challenge is also represented by Castleroche, Tornado Glen, Annie Go and Different Trades and it will be worth a look to see whether they attract any support but Screenscraper looks the one to beat.
Baaher (USA) 33-1 (10-7) In touch, led after 4 out, headed after 2 out, no extra, 5th of 17, 12l behind Night Force (11-0) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) fm in Oct.
Castleroche (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Towards rear, outpaced 4 out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 14, 23l behind What A Buzz (11-5) at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Different Trades (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, no impression from 4 out, 10th of 17, 26l behind Marathon Leader (11-12) at Listowel 2m 4f mdn hdl hvy in Jun.
Earlestown Boy 10-1 (11-2) Led after 1f, headed after 3f, led 10f out until 9f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 9, 21l behind Topsham Belle (10-4) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gf in Apr.
Parisian Knight (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, raced keenly, no chance after 8th, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Crazy Eyes (10-9) at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Solway Star 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, struggling 8th, behind when flatten next, 11th of 15, well behind Arctic Shadow (11-3) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Tornado Glen (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, completely tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Diaconescu (10-13) at Downpatrick 2m 2f 6yo mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Bocciani (GER) 100-1 (10-8) Not jumped well, always behind, lost touch 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Humbel Ben (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd, 10 ran.
Screenscraper (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Chased leaders on inner, 9th halfway, moderate 4th approaching straight, no impression when mistake 2 out, kept on, 4th of 18, 28l behind Clicksnmortar (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gd.
Annie Go (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, in touch when hampered approaching 3 out, soon no extra and weakened, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Gallery Man (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f gd.
Hooky's Quest 66-1 (9-12) Chased leader, lost place 5th, 10th of 12, well behind Carsonstown Boy (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.