Rio Milan has been placed in both starts here over hurdles and should be thereabouts again, though does appear a little one-paced. Winning pointer Allow Dallow was second on his hurdles bow at Leicester and should have more to offer while Wuff was second in a Haydock bumper on his first start under Rules. He looks the pick of Tom George's trio ahead of the returning Master Cynk and Dare To Endeavour. COGRY was far from disgraced in a Listed bumper last month and will have had plenty of schooling over timber. He could be a nice prospect and can land this with Barney Rubble and Miss Lucky Penny returning from a break.
Allow Dallow (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Towards rear, headway 6th, ridden to chase winner 2 out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Royal Regatta (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Barney Rubble 14-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, not fluent 5th or 6th, well held from next, went remote 3rd before 2 out, left 2nd last, 2nd of 6, 40l behind Now Then Charlie (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Cogry 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 10f out, ridden 3f out, outpaced by leaders over 1f out, 6th of 13, 10l behind Red Sherlock (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m Listed NH flat (1) gd in Nov.
Dare To Endeavour 33-1 (10-9) In touch in mid-division, mistake 1st, ridden after 9th, no chance with winner when pressing for 2nd from after 3 out until last, no extra flat, 5th of 11, 27l behind Neltara (10-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Master Cynk 17-2 (11-6) Always prominent, challenging 3f out, ridden over 1f out, well held by winner, 2nd of 12, 12l behind Mr Mole (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Apr '12.
Pierrers Bounty (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Tracked clear leader, close up 4th, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 27l behind Full Shift (11-0) at Newcastle 2m (5) gd in Nov.
Rio Milan (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, 3rd and one pace before 3 out, left 2nd when hampered next, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Milan Bound (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Wuff (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Led, raced wide, hard ridden when challenged well over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Desoto County (11-0) at Haydock 2m NH flat (4) sft in Nov.
Barton Heather 100-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway after 5th, ridden and weakened after next, 11th of 14, 49l behind Koolala (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Barton Rose 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, headway after next, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 14, 34l behind Koolala (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Grape Tree Flame 10-1 (10-7) Tracked eladers, led 8f out, faltered, lost footing and headed over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Hot Whiskey N Ice (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Miss Lucky Penny 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway when not fluent 3 out, pressing front pair when wandered approaching last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Top Totti (10-12) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.