Dual bumper winner Shanen made a promising debut over hurdles at this track and is worthy of consideration despite having finished a well beaten second in a handicap last time. Dreams Of Milan couldn't cope with a penalty at Catterick on his latest start having scored at Uttoxeter before that and ISLA PEARL FISHER is preferred. The winning chaser hasn't raced over hurdles since 2009 but should have too much for today's opposition if running anywhere near the level of his form over fences.
Dreams Of Milan (IRE) 17-2 (11-8) In touch, reminders after 5th, weakened from next, 5th of 14, 19l behind Get Back In Line (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft.
Brae On (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Led, ridden 7f out, headed 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 8, 27l behind Fine Rightly (11-2) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Crabbie's Cloudy (IRE) 3-1fav (11-3) Tracked leader, led 6f out, ridden and headed over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 10, well behind Ronnie Rhino (10-10) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Isla Pearl Fisher 7-2 (11-0) In rear, headway 5 out, ridden and held in in 3rd when fell 4 out, in a race won by Pentiffic (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Jan, 7 ran.
Rocking Blues (FR) 7-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, weakened before last, 10th of 11, well behind Morning Royalty (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Shanen (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Held up in last pair in touch, headway on outside after 4 out, chased leading pair after next, went 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Stopped Out (11-12) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Dec.
Shanroe Secret (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up in last pair, headway to mid-division approaching 6th, pushed along before 3 out, weakened before next, poor 5th when fell last, in a race won by Veloce (11-4) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 11 ran.
Mr Opulence 28-1 (10-7) Always behind, 6th of 8, well behind God's Own (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.