This looks quite competitive as sellers go with one or two arriving in decent form. Chilbury Hill has won twice over hurdles and once over fences since the turn of the year and has been rated much higher in the past. He shouldn't be far away again but the drying ground is a bit of a worry, though he did have Nicky Nutjob back in third at Towcester in February and John O'Shea's charge has won since. Majestic Bull drops into this lowly grade for the first time but in another better suited by an easy surface, as is Saddlers Mot. KIRKHAMMERTON is better known as a chaser but can't get any lower in the weights and could pop up here at decent odds if getting the run of the race. He won't mind the going and will be picking these off on the final circuit.
Long Distance (FR) 15-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, towards rear after 3rd, ridden before 6th, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 6, 47l behind Fred Bojangals (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f clm hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Majestic Bull (USA) 10-1 (10-8) In touch in mid-division, not fluent 3 out, one pace before 2 out, 6th of 10, 9l behind Rum And Butter (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Saddlers Mot 16-1 (10-0) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Jeano De Toulouse (11-0) at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Mar.
Executive's Hall (IRE) 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division on inside, switched outside and outpaced approaching 3 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 7th of 15, 6l behind Bracken House (10-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Oct.
I'll Be Frank 10-1 (10-5) Behind, headway after 6th, chased leaders before next, weakened 3 out, 7th of 14, 32l behind Daasij (11-6) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Chilbury Hill (IRE) 4-5fav (10-5) In touch, went 3rd from 4th, mistake 6th, pushed along and jumped left 11th, ran on from last, led towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Mar beating Lady Willa (11-0) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 9-2 (10-4) Held up in rear, ridden after 5th, headway approaching 2 out, stayed on flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind King's Road (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Venture To War (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, jumped right and not always fluent, ridden 9th, well beaten after 4 out, last of 8, 44l behind Sparville (11-12) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
The Ferick (IRE) 5-1 (10-9) Chased leaders in 3rd, led over 5f out, headed over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 12, 32l behind Jeano De Toulouse (11-0) at Southwell 2m n h flat (4) std in Mar.
Hoar Frost 40-1 (10-6) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 14, 38l behind Cara Court (10-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Sendiym (FR) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner from 4th until before 4 out, mistake 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Mister Philson (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f nov chs (4) gs, 5 ran.
Royal And Ancient (IRE) 22-1 (10-9) In touch, ridden after 7th, reminders after 4 out, soon beaten, 4th of 7, 17l behind Prince Pippin (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gs.
Corky Dancer 9-2 (10-2) Tracked leaders, weakened before 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Cara Court (10-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 14 ran.
Authentic Act (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 6, 32l behind Sleep In First (11-8) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Grethel (IRE) 11-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, reminders after 4 out, went modest 4th before next, stayed on to 3rd before last, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Goodlukin Lucy (10-10) at Wetherby 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.
Moon Melody (GER) 28-1 (9-7) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 8th of 15, 28l behind Cara Court (9-10) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Kirkhammerton (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, steady headway 11th, ridden and one pace in 5th after 13th, soon lost touch, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind One More Dinar (11-6) at Ludlow 3m hcp ch 0-95 (5) sft in Jan.
Teeiygee 100-1 (11-0) Mistakes, last pair, mistake 2nd, not fluent 4th, went right and blundered 5th, ridden after 6th, soon struggling in rear, tailed off, 6th of 7, 42l behind Prince Pippin (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gs.