Kalani King made a promising debut at Newbury in March and something was clearly amiss when he only beat one home at Chepstow subsequently. Anthony Honeyball's gelding should be a factor here while Hare In A Round, Nice To Have and What A Good Night are all newcomers to note in the betting. Jax Teller has finished fourth in both starts and could also figure but BRASSICK looked a nice prospect when comfortably beating subsequent hurdles winner Saints And Sinners at Wetherby in the spring and can defy a penalty on his return.
Brassick 9-4fav (10-11) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, went 3rd over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar beating Saints And Sinners (10-4) by 4l, 11 ran.
Bandol (IRE) Zagreb gelding out of Formal Affair.
Bob Tucker (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, cl 3rd 3out, rdn aftr 2out, renewed eff aftr last, just failed, 2nd of 18, 3/4l behind Liberty Court (12-0) at Tattersalls Farm 3m ire ptp gs in Apr.
Devil's Province (USA) Saarland gelding out of Devilish Amour.
Eddisbury Hill 40-1 (10-12) Behind, struggling halfway, kept on final 2f, 5th of 9, 43l behind Listen And Learn (10-10) at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Father Jack (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Mrs Paddy Jack.
Hare In A Round (IRE) Craigsteel gelding out of Killone Brae.
Jax Teller (IRE) 28-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 10l behind Lower Hope Dandy (11-2) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in May.
Kalani King (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, well behind Irish Buccaneer (11-4) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Nice To Have (IRE) Catcher In The Rye gelding out of Top Quality.
Sibling Rivalry 5-2fav (10-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, tailed off over 4f out, 8th of 9, well behind Big Water (10-2) at Catterick 2m cond & am NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
What A Good Night (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Southern Skies.
Who Am I 16-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on inside, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Josh Deets (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.