Paddy Partridge won two selling hurdles last summer but hasn't been seen since June and has never been placed on the Flat. TURJUMAN scored over 1m4f here last month and, as he finished runner-up over this trip at Southwell last year, his ability to stay the distance isn't in doubt. He's given the nod in a poor contest in which Waldsee, who was beaten six lengths by the selection last month, looks held. Almost Gemini is related to a host of winners but showed nothing in four starts on Turf last season including over this trip. Leitrim King has shown ability but has never raced beyond 1m4f and though Pullmen has run in bumpers and will stay he looks too high in the weights.
Pullmen 16-1 (8-12) Trackerd leaders, ridden and outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Linkable (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Turjuman (USA) 11-2 (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Smirfy's Silver (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Calculating (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 27l behind Masterful Act (9-2) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Paddy Partridge 25-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 38l behind If I Had Him (9-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May '10.
Perfect Shot (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Chased leader until over 11f out, stayed in 3rd place, went 2nd again over 7f out until over 6f out, chased leading pair until well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 13l behind Party Palace (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Leitrim King (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 13, 17l behind Evergreen Forest (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Almost Gemini (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Mid-division, pushed along 6f out, headway 5f out, hung left and driven over 2f out, well beaten 1f out, 8th of 11, 20l behind Jawaab (9-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Waldsee (GER) 7-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 12, 6l behind Turjuman (10-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
I'lldoit 7-1 (8-10) Towards rear, reminders over 10f out, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 9l behind Sommersturm (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.
Fair Breeze 50-1 (8-12) Last pair, ridden 3f out, headway on outside over 1f out, never going pace to get involved, 5th of 10, 7l behind Tidy Affair (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
Kijivu 16-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind Sommersturm (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Gumnd (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 25l behind Chosen Forever (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb.