Ainsi Fideles, a winning hurdler in France, started favourite on his debut for David Pipe in a Listed race at Wetherby but weakened from three out. He'll know more here and takes a big drop in class. HAWK HIGH, a progressive stayer on the Flat, was well supported on his hurdling bow at Aintree and looked a smart prospect in beating Halling's Wish by nine lengths. That may be good enough for him to complete the double. The lightly-raced Nautical Twilight caught the eye with a promising staying-on fourth on this track last month and will improve while Magic Skyline showed potential on the Flat and Brian Ellison should have her spot-on after a reasonable hurdling debut at Leicester.
Ainsi Fideles (FR) 5-2fav (11-6) In touch, ridden before 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 24l behind Royal Irish Hussar (11-6) at Wetherby 2m Listed hdl 3yo (1) gs.
Hawk High (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, led and edged left before last, edged left and clear flat, stayed on, won at Aintree 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Halling's Wish (11-2) by 9l, 6 ran.
Baraboy (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in touch, headway to lead before 3rd, clear next until approaching 2 out, driven when challenged between last 2, headed approaching last, 3rd and weakened flat, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Forced Family Fun (10-12) at Hexham 2m 3yo mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Cumberworth 66-1 (8-0) Behind, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, modest late headway, 4th of 6, 23l behind Honey Of A Kitten (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol (flat).
Everreadyneddy 100-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear and keen, mistake 3rd, soon in rear, tailed off from 4 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Azza (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct, 7 ran.
Jebulani 25-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along after 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, well behind Azza (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Magic Skyline (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Mid-division, jumped right 2nd, lost place before next, reminder after 5th, headway approaching last, no impression, weakened flat, 4th of 9, 18l behind Mystery Drama (10-8) at Leicester 2m (4) gs.
Nautical Twilight 50-1 (10-5) Chased leaders in 5th, went 4th before 2 out, stayed on from last, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind War Lord (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Oct.