Southwell hunter chase winner Breaking Silence is the main reason AP McCoy is at Wetherby today. The 10-year-old is well treated on his best form under Rules and should go close but we prefer course specialist DAWN RIDE. Micky Hammond's gelding has a terrific record at this track and has fallen to a very fair mark, being 3lb lower than when only beaten a short-head over C&D in November. Lutin Du Moulin easily won a hunter chase over C&D two weeks ago but will find this much tougher and Baltic Pathfinder continues to be let down by his jumping. Stablemate Final Veto is less exposed over fences but is also best watched after being pulled up in novice event at Carlisle last month.
Breaking Silence (IRE) 6-5fav (12-6) Held up last, ridden and mistake 14th, stayed on from 4 out, chased leader before 3 out, led 2 out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 3m hts chs (6) gd in Apr beating Silly Wupple (11-5) by 6l, 4 ran.
Dawn Ride (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, headway 9th, soon chasing leader, effort when jumped slowly 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 9l behind Fortysecond Street (10-1) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs (2) gf in Apr.
Lutin du Moulin (FR) 15-2 (12-0) In rear, chased leaders before 4 out, soon went 2nd, ridden to lead before 3 out, soon left clear, won at Wetherby 3m 1f hts chs (6) gf beating Chancery Lad (11-11) by 46l, 6 ran.
Baltic Pathfinder (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 6th, outpaced 11th, no impression from 4 out, 6th of 11, 31l behind Harry Flashman (11-6) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Final Veto 11-4 (11-5) In touch, ridden 12th, weakened 14th, behind when pulled up last, in a race won by Nicky Tam (10-10) at Carlisle 3m nov hcp chs 0-100 (4) gf in Apr, 6 ran.
Dukeofchesterwood 22-1 (10-3) In rear, reminder after 13th, mistake 15th, hampered next, behind when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Petite Margot (10-6) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Shrewd Investor (IRE) 7-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, jumped slow 10th, strong reminders soon after, pulled up before next, in a race won by Teenando (10-7) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr, 7 ran.
Treehouse 15-8fav (9-12) Held up towards rear, tracked leaders approaching 9th,led 2 out, headed last, rallied to regain lead flat, driven out, won at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar '10 beating Doc Row (11-12) by 3/4l, 9 ran.