Polarbrook is the only one of these to have so far earned an official rating but the fact that he was beaten in a seller at Worcester last month is a bit off-putting and FOUR SHUCK MEN has more scope. Already a winner between the flags and in a bumper, the latter can only improve on his third at Sedgefield over this longer trip. Henri Parry Morgan is another open to improvement and Mr Trilby, another winning pointer, is interesting on his hurdles bow.
Burlington Bertie (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) In touch in 5th, went 4th after 7th, pushed along from 3 out, stayed on same pace and no impression from after next, 4th of 8, 24l behind Midnight Appeal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Captain Wilson 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sea Lord (10-12) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd, 9 ran.
Cardinal Richelieu (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Jumped left, in rear, slowly and behind 3rd, last of 6, well behind Sidney Melbourne (11-5) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Four Shuck Men (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Tracked winner, blundered 2 out, lost 2nd at last, no extra, 3rd of 8, 25l behind Welsh Bard (10-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f 4yo mdn stks (5) gd.
Henri Parry Morgan 20-1 (11-0) In touch, ridden approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 16, 25l behind Azure Aware (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Mr Trilby (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Led, headed over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th final 2f, 4th of 8, 27l behind Rolling Maul (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Polarbrook (IRE) 5-4fav (11-0) Tracked winner, jumped left at times, ridden after 7th, well held when not fluent 3 out, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Well Mett (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gd in Apr.