CALL ME VIC hasn't found much off the bridle in his two runs over hurdles so far but has only found one too good and this sharp track should suit Tom George's front-runner, who can get off the mark. He gets 6lb from Chepstow scorer Robbers Roost but the latter is the only conceivable danger on the form book, though Rock Me Zippo wasn't beaten far by a subsequent hurdles winner in a point-to-point last year.
Robbers Roost (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway on inside 6th, not fluent next, went 2nd before 3 out, led next, drew clear final 150 yards, won at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy in Mar beating Always Archie (10-7) by 6l, 6 ran.
Call Me Vic (IRE) 8-11fav (11-1) Pressed leader, led after 3rd, not fluent 4th or 5th, ridden and headed after 2 out, soon beaten, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 11, 16l behind My Wigwam Or Yours (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) gd in Mar.
Carn Rock 150-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 17, 38l behind Ulzana's Raid (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Fine Jewellery 66-1 (11-0) Led into start, played up and went left, lost many lengths and always tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Vinstar (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Millers Pudsey 5-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 6f out, ridden over 3f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov '12.
Mr Lennygreengrass (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, headway after 7th, weakened before next, 6th of 7, well behind Algernon Pazham (11-3) at Warwick 3m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Road To Freedom 33-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, hampered 2nd, headway 2 out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 25l behind Andy Kelly (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Rock Me Zippo (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Mid div, 8th 6out, fair 6th 4out & prog 3out, went 2nd gng well bef 2out, 2l 2nd & btn bef last, no ex, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Knockanrawley (12-0) at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May.