A big field handicap hurdle for the next and this looks a very wide open race but maybe MARDOOD can go in again ahead of Apache Blue and Boyoboy. The selection is looking to win his fourth race on the bounce and looks to have a life chance. He has been giving a little break by his trainer to help freshening him up and hopefully it will do the trick. Denis O'Reagan is also a very positive jockey booking. Apache Blue is from a top stable and ran better than his finishing position suggests last time. That was a competitive race for the grade and this drop in trip may also help. Boyoboy finished an unlucky second behind the selection on his second last start. He will be in the shake up again but we feel Chris Grant's charge can fend him off once more. Humorous, Archie's Wish and Toujours Souriante are others to note in a wide open race.
Rokinhorsescience (FR) 9-2 (11-8) Mid-division, chased leaders halfway, under pressure 3 out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 16l behind Extreme Conviction (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Apr.
What's Occurrin 5-1 (11-12) Led, headed after 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before next, in a race won by Liz's Dream (10-0) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar, 10 ran.
Apache Blue (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, soon chased leaders, weakened last, 6th of 12, 8l behind Grand Union (10-8) at Perth 3m nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Mardood 11-8fav (10-10) Raced alone on inside, in touch, challenged 3 out, led before next, switched right between last 2, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Mar beating Tipsy Indian (10-9) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Boyoboy (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, lost place 5 out, soon no impression, 4th of 10, 9l behind Tarabela (10-11) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Apr.
Miss Tarantella 9-1 (9-13) In touch, headway under pressure after 4 out, chased leading pair next, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Lawgiver (11-6) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Apr.
Vallani (IRE) 28-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Danish Rebel (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp 0-115 (4) sft in Apr, 11 ran.
Airedale Lad (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Chased leader, ridden 7th, soon weakened, 12th of 18, well behind Knock Em Dead (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 6f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Jun.
Lukey Luke 25-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, hit 6th, headway after 4 out, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 18, 10l behind Zelos Diktator (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f Selling Handicap Hurdle (0-90) (4-7yo) (5) gd in Apr.
Cute N You Know It 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders to 9th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Earcomesthedream (11-7) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar, 16 ran.
Flying Doctor 80-1 (11-3) Behind, reminders after 4th, soon behind, hit 5th when weakening, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Mister Pete (11-3) at Newcastle 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar, 11 ran.
Humourous (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Led, headed approaching 3 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 10, 4l behind More Like It (11-2) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Archie's Wish 7-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, left in lead 2 out, soon headed and weakened, 5th of 10, 12l behind More Like It (11-2) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Toujours Souriante 10-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 7th of 18, 22l behind Zelos Diktator (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f Selling Handicap Hurdle (0-90) (4-7yo) (5) gd in Apr.
Vicentio 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, pushed along after 5th, driven 7th, weakened 3 out, mistake 2 out, 7th of 10, 43l behind Canni Thinkaar (10-3) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Short Straw (IRE) 250-1 (10-13) Prominent, weakened approaching 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Tara Royal (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.