Llama Farmer looked one to follow after winning a Haydock novice hurdle last season but little has gone right since and he returns after a lay-off here. It's Like That wasn't disgraced when fourth to Keenan's Future at Bangor last month and Global Flyer has been placed in three of his four starts over fences, though doesn't have much in the way of pace. French Ties stays well but his confidence will hardly have been boosted by unseating his rider over hurdles at Southwell 10 days and he may struggle to get the better of DUKE OF ORMOND. Anna Brooks' charge won at Market Rasen in February and was beaten less than a length at Lingfield on his latest start - he is only 5lb higher here.
Accumulus 33-1 (11-11) Took keen hold in rear, slightly hampered 12th, plugged on, 7th of 14, 19l behind Just Amazing (12-8) at Taunton 2m 7f hts chs (5) sft in Feb.
Llama Farmer 8-1 (11-12) Prominent, lost place 5th, weakened approaching 8th, tailed off, 7th of 9, 48l behind Anquetta (11-7) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.
It's Like That (IRE) 9-1 (12-4) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, in 3rd and held when hit last, no extra and lost 3rd place flat, 4th of 9, 11l behind Keenan's Future (11-7) at Bangor 3m hts chs (6) gd in Apr.
Global Flyer 7-2 (11-12) Led 2nd until 4th, led 5th, jumped left 8th and 9th, headed 2 out, regained lead flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Like Ice (11-10) at Towcester 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Apr.
Duke Of Ormond (IRE) 7-1 (11-10) Held up, headway 9th, chased winner from next, ridden after 13th, mistake 2 out, stayed on under pressure flat, closing close home, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Sole Agent (11-6) at Lingfield 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
French Ties (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Held up, hampered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Outlaw Tom (11-12) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Sumner (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, mistake 9th, kept on from 3 out, no impression, 4th of 12, 8l behind Home She Goes (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.