Bobs Lord Tara is one of only two with experience to have shown anything previously. He kept on in the closing stages when fourth at Wetherby, though will almost certainly do better when having a set of hurdles to jump. Laraghcon Boy is the other but, as a former pointer, is another who might do better over timber. We'll take a chance on the Trevor Hemmings-owned GREAT TRY who is by Scorpion out of a lightly-raced French mare who stayed 1m4f. He won't have to be anything special to make a winning debut.
Great Try (IRE) Scorpion gelding out of Cherry Pie.
Its A Sting (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place and no extra approaching straight, 14th of 17, 49l behind Toe The Line (11-0) at Listowel 2m 4yo nhf in Sep.
Laraghcon Boy (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, one pace and no impression final 2f, 4th of 10, 20l behind Buckhorn Timothy (10-11) at Ludlow 2m cond NH flat (5) hvy in Jan.
Ruaraidh Hugh (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of Decent Shower.
Supari 66-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, not much room on inside well over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, 12th of 15, 32l behind One For The Guv'nr (11-4) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Vortex Star 100-1 (10-13) Held up behind, struggling halfway, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Zeroeshadesofgrey (11-1) at Catterick 2m cond NH flat (5) sft in Jan.
At First Light Echo Of Light mare out of Bisaat.
Jeans Lady 12-1 (10-5) In rear, pushed along 10f out, lost touch final 5f out, 8th of 9, 33l behind Millicent Silver (10-12) at Warwick 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Bobs Lord Tara 10-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Relic Rock (11-4) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) hvy.
Bold Prince Rupert (IRE) Royal Anthem gelding out of Fortune And Favour.
Todoistodare 25-1 (10-12) Chased winner until over 4f out, chased leaders, weakened 3f out, 12th of 14, 33l behind Montana Belle (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f (6) sft in Dec.