The second division of this handicap hurdle looks a little more competitive than the first division with several having decent claims. It would be no surprise to see lightly-raced course and distance winner Vintage Tea leaves his Plumpton reappearance well behind while Thegaygardener is capable of running well fresh. Murcar was second at Southwell earlier this month and Get Home Now has been knocking on the door while George Woolf is a danger dropping back in distance. High Ville and penalised Southwell scorer Jewel In the Sun are others worthy of respect but we're loather to desert MY LAD PERCY after back-to-back victories at Worcester and over today's track and trip. Patrick Corbett's claim takes care of a further 6lb weight rise and a hat-trick beckons.
Thegaygardener 10-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, hit 3rd, headway approaching 6th, no impression from 3 out, mistake last, 6th of 9, 13l behind Canadian Diamond (11-8) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Vintage Tea 10-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, blundered 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, last of 9, 24l behind E Street Boy (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
George Woolf 33-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders on inside, blundered and lost place 8th, weakened before 2 out, 9th of 10, well behind Saint Roque (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Murcar 8-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Taigan (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Bedouin Bay 16-1 (11-12) In touch in 5th, headway before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 9, 40l behind Kanturk (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
My Lad Percy 9-2fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, led before 2 out, edged right approaching last, held on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May beating Lucky Lukey (10-11) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
High Ville (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Tracked winner, briefly led after 1st, quickly lost place and pulled up after 5th, in a race won by Halifax (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in May, 11 ran.
Jewel In The Sun (IRE) 13-8 (10-8) Raced wide, prominent, led after 3 out, clear when jumped left last, comfortably, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Violets Boy (11-6) by 9l, 6 ran.
King Caractacus 40-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear and keen, weakened after 3 out, 6th of 9, 17l behind Jojabean (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Get Home Now 8-1 (10-8) With leader, led before 6th, jumped left 3 out, headed before last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Candleford (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Bob Lewis 7-4fav (10-7) Towards rear, jumped slow and pushed along, some headway from 3 out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 9, 16l behind Ullswater (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.