The mare Natural Spring has been in decent form of late and would be thereabouts in this if taking to the larger obstacles. Sean Quinlan has stepped off Basford Ben to ride the returning Lucky Lukey and he may be the pick of Jennie Candlish's pair while Regal Presence and South Stack have got to go on the short-list. The former won over hurdles at Ascot last month while the latter was a consistent sort over timber. GREEN WIZARD wasn't winning out of turn over hurdles here 11 days ago and looks the type to do well over fences. He can make a winning start if handling the drop in distance.
Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) In rear, pushed along after 5th, reminders before 6th, soon tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Westward Point (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f nh nov hdl (3) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Basford Ben 50-1 (11-3) Led to 4th, chased clear winner from 2 out, just held on for 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 29l behind Eduard (11-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Gizzit (IRE) 3-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, led 3 out, headed 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 7, 13l behind Union Saint (11-6) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.
Green Wizard (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Always prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, led before last, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Sail And Return (10-10) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Jonny Rye (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, slow 2nd, reminders, lost place 5th, detatched next, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Big Time Billy (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Lucky Lukey 10-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway after 6th, ridden before 3 out, weakened approaching next, 5th of 13, 29l behind Spanish Arch (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Regal Presence (IRE) 9-2fav (10-2) Mid-division, headway 9th, 4th 2 out, weakened approaching last, tailed off, 10th of 17, well behind Lower Hope Dandy (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
South Stack 18-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, hung left before 2 out, jumped right last, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 19, 3l behind Tolkeins Tango (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Natural Spring 14-1 (11-7) Chased leader until 3rd, prominent, pushed along before 2 out, weakened 2 out, 6th of 11, 10l behind Polly Peachum (10-4) at Kempton 2m 5f mares nov hcp hdl Listed (1) gs in Apr.
Wheelavher 25-1 (10-4) Tracked leader until before 9th, soon beaten, 7th of 14, well behind Moscow In April (10-6) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.