BRAMPOUR found life tough in top company over hurdles last season but won a Listed race and a Grade 3 over timber as a four-year-old and would make short work of these if taking to the larger obstacles. A Bridge Too Far also struggled over hurdles last term but is another who could be rejuvenated by the switch to fences while Lost Legend has already won a point-to-point and should be worth following once he gains some experience. Jonjo O'Neill also runs the lightly-raced Minella For Steak while Tour D'argent is another useful hurdler, though he has fallen in two previous tries over fences.
A Bridge Too Far (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Prominent, ridden after 3rd, weakened next, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Rumble Of Thunder (10-8) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs.
Brampour (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Held up in last pair, struggling 3rd, tailed off after 3 out, 21st of 28, well behind Ted Veale (10-6) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl G3 (1) gs in Mar.
Lost Legend (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Mid-division, outpaced on long run between last 2, weakened last, 11th of 13, 24l behind Decimus (11-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Lucky Vic (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Prominent, led 7th, soon headed, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Supreme Bob (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) hvy in Mar, 13 ran.
Marico (FR) 33-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway on outside 7th, outpaced 3 out, no impression after, 7th of 16, 25l behind Signed Request (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Minella For Steak (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, hit 6th, pushed along after 9th, weakened after 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Lower Hope Dandy (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs, 17 ran.
Princeful (FR) 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 6th, challenged after 8th, weakened 12th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Bobs Law (11-10) at Ffos Las 3m hts chs (4) hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Tour D'argent (FR) 50-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway into mid-division, 4 out, weakened 2 out, 19th of 28, 49l behind Medinas (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Mar.
Cabo Roche 200-1 (10-2) Mid-division, not fluent 1st or 4th, well beaten after next, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Latest Trend (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Synthe Davis (FR) 10-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, led 1st, ridden and headed before 3 out, not much room and mistake at hurdle, no extra next, 6th of 7, 23l behind Phase Shift (11-10) at Ludlow 2m Mares Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo+) (3) gd.
Wheelavher 14-1 (10-13) Led narrowly, headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 25l behind Zelos Diktator (10-8) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs.