SKI SUNDAY is hard to get away from in this. He has by far the best recent form having suffered a couple of narrow margin losses including a nose defeat at Ffos Las on his latest start. Hada Men has the past form to figure but has shown precious little so far this term while Neptune Equester can race off a much lower mark back over timber but is having his first start since April. Green Wizard went close in a novice handicap here recently and is preferred to dual hurdle winner Rosairlie, who is 14lb higher than her latest win over timber.
Neptune Equester 100-1 (10-0) Mid-division, hampered and carried wide 8th (canal turn), soon behind, reminders 17th, no danger after, 13th of 40, well behind Neptune Collonges (11-6) at Aintree 4m 4f Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (7yo+) (1) gd in Apr.
Hada Men (USA) 10-1 (11-0) Towards rear, headway into mid-division and reminder 4th, lost place 4 out, soon ridden, no danger after, 11th of 18, 37l behind Double Ross (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov.
Ski Sunday 9-2 (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4th, every chance 2 out, soon outpaced, stayed on strongly after last, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Stow (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.
My Arch 6-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced after 4 out, weakened from next, 6th of 8, 27l behind Theologist (10-9) at Newcastle 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Jan.
Rosairlie (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders after 3rd, jumped slowly next, soon lost place, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Kentford Grey Lady (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft, 10 ran.
Green Wizard (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 6th, took keen hold, led 7th, ridden and headed before last, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Malapie (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Tricky Tree (IRE) 11-2 (11-1) Pressed leader, reminders 2nd, ridden 14th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 6, well behind Savant Bleu (11-1) at Fakenham 3m beg chs (4) sft.