MWALESHI is a cut above these over the smaller obstacles. He landed a Grade 2 novices' event at Kelso back in March and the half-brother brother to winning chaser Crossbow Creek can open his account over fences at the first time of asking. Supreme Asset is out of the family of Albertas Run and should give a good account ahead of the modest hurdlers Imjoeking and Phase Shift. Jimmie Brown is the only one with experience of fences though it wasn't a memorable one as he finished tailed off at Kelso.
Imjoeking (IRE) 3-1fav (11-10) Held up behind, headway on outside 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Call Back (11-9) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Jimmie Brown (USA) 20-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, reminders before 5th, headway 5 out, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Clondaw Knight (11-12) at Kelso 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs.
Mwaleshi 9-1 (11-7) Set good gallop, headed after 3rd, not fluent next, lost place after 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Karinga Dancer (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gs in Oct.
Supreme Asset (IRE) 8-1 (11-11) Tracked clear leader, every chance 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 3rd of 6, 23l behind Whisky Yankee (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Phase Shift 17-2 (10-12) Held up behind, headway 2 out, went 2nd and ridden before last, kept on flat, always held, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Rosie Probert (11-5) at Stratford 2m (3) sft in Oct.