All things being equal, DEEP TROUBLE should finally get off the mark in this at the eighth time of asking under Rules. He's only found one too good in his last four starts in bumpers and maiden hurdles and was beaten less than three lengths at Uttoxeter earlier this month. Bawden Rocks has scope for improvement but has a lot to find to overturn that Uttoxeter form with the selection and Panache has got nowhere near in three runs over timber so far.
Ata Boy (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, hung left and ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, well tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Victor Leudorum (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr '12, 8 ran.
Deep Trouble (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, not fluent 3rd, went 2nd after 3 out, every chance next, edged right on landing last, held flat, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Oyster Shell (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd.
Haveumistim 33-1 (10-11) Mid-division, jumped left 3rd, soon lost place and behind, tailed off 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Vexillum (10-7) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf.
Luckwell Bridge Baryshnikov gelding out of Good Skills.
Panache 16-1 (10-9) Chased clear leading pair but clear of rest, kept on but never any chance, 3rd of 6, 39l behind Sidney Melbourne (11-5) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Sonny Jim 50-1 (11-0) Held up, jumped left 1st, not fluent 5th, some headway before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, well behind Oyster Shell (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd.
Vision Of Lights (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, well beaten before 3 out, mistake 2 out, last of 11, well behind Red Admirable (10-9) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Bawden Rocks 50-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, no extra next, 4th of 15, 32l behind Oyster Shell (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd.
Whats Goin On (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Chased leaders until grren and hung right on bend over 5f out, soon bewhind, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Swatow Typhoon (11-4) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Jan.