Argaum may finish closer dropping down a grade while there was little between Green Lightning, Foxcub and Tiradia at Worcester last week. That trio are hard to separate in this and preference is for POBS TROPHY. He's gone close on his last couple of starts, including at Sedgefield a week ago, and it could be his turn today. He'd earlier finished ahead of subsequent winner Catawollow at Market Rasen and the latter carries a 7lb penalty for that success while though Antonius Lad won a bumper at this track he has shown little over hurdles so far.
Argaum (IRE) 9-1 (10-1) Tracked winner until before and hit
Meglio Ancora 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division, headway when mistake 6th, fell next, in a race won by Guns of Love (9-11) at Huntingdon 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Aug, 8 ran.
Foxcub (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, mistake 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 16, 8l behind Dresden (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
There's No Rules 100-1 (10-7) Slow 1st, mid-division, weakened after 4 out, 7th of 8, well behind Watered Silk (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Tiradia (FR) 9-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, jumped right at times, closed 3rd, stayed on same pace last, 5th of 16, 9l behind Dresden (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Antonius Lad (IRE) 18-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened from 4th, tailed off, 8th of 10, 31l behind Porgy (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Lakota Ghost (USA) 3-1 (11-6) Held up in touch, took keen hold, lost place 5th, soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Come On Annie (9-13) at Ffos Las 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb, 12 ran.
Rasteau (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, lost place 4th, tailed off 5th and soon pulled up, in a race won by Arkaim (11-10) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr, 14 ran.
Hoar Frost 18-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost place 3rd, headway 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 15, 43l behind Saddlers Mot (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Teals Star 100-1 (10-7) Towards rear, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 44l behind Trend Is My Friend (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in Apr.
Burns Night 100-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, behind 5th, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Kuda Huraa (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Catawollow 12-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, led before 3 out, soon left clear, easily, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in Apr beating Samizdat (9-9) by 13l, 11 ran.
Pobs Trophy 11-2 (9-9) Led, ridden after last, kept on, pressed and had to veer left before ommitted last hurdle, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Iktiview (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Green Lightning (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Chased leader, led approaching 5th, headed after 3 out, soon no chance with winner, stayed on, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 16, 4l behind Dresden (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.