Plenty of jumps debutants to throw in to this affair, with a handful of experience over obstacles to split between those with outings. Empire Seeker hasn't shown too much on either the flat or over jumps so far, whilst poor flat performer Swirl Tango along with Quahadi and Top Smart who have shown little in bumpers are others to dismiss. Musical Script has won on the flat seven times but six of those wins came on the artificial and he is unexposed over this sort of trip. Gary Moore has a reasonable record here but Mut'Ab hasn't been with the trainer very long, after moving from Clive Brittain. Gtaab returned from a two year absence with a relatively weak effort at Ascot last month and 52-rated flat performer Querido makes a first start over jumps. BEAUBRAV gets the tentative call with the yard having a 22% record at this course with runners over timber. Although there were mistakes in jumping during the pick's last run here, he managed to get third and can benefit from that experience to take this race. Addwaitya has the services of Richard Johnson and is likely to get involved as he should handle the trip and ground and has two bids over hurdles to build upon.
Addwaitya 14-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden 2 out, hung left when mistake last, no extra, 4th of 10, 7l behind Russian George (11-8) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (3) gf in Sep.
Beaubrav 25-1 (10-7) Held up behind, mistake 4th, headway 3 out, chased leading pair before next, soon ridden, kept on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Marc Aurele (11-0) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Empire Seeker (USA) 125-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, hit 4th, behind when blundered 8th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Benartic (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb, 16 ran.
Gtaab 20-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 15, 32l behind Bramalea (10-13) at Ascot 1m 4f am hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep (flat).
Musical Script (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Fault (9-2) at Brighton 7f clm stks (6) gf in Sep (flat).
Mut'ab (USA) 33-1 (9-5) Always in rear, last of 8, 18l behind Ramona Chase (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep (flat).
Quahadi (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up, headway over 4f out, chased leaders soon after, appeared to lose action over 3f out, weakened and eased final 2f, 10th of 11, well behind Fountains Flypast (11-0) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) sft.
Querido (GER) 5-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 22l behind Dulce Domum (8-6) at Southwell 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Mar (flat).
Tocatchaprince (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Reminders 3rd, lost touch next, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Rhum (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Top Smart 40-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, well behind over 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Kid Cassidy (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) sft in Mar.
Swirl Tango 100-1 (8-6) Went left start, soon held up in touch, lost place over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 9, well behind Kipchak (9-10) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf in Jul (flat).