There are probably more negatives than positives surrounding this bunch but The Nephew did win at Uttoxeter and Worcester last month, though has gone up a further 3lb since finishing third at Chepstow. Forgotten Symphony didn't get far at Southwell last week while Samstown and On Broadway were both pulled up when last seen, the latter at Hexham in May in a race in which STAGECOACH JASPER had every chance when falling two out. Sue Smith's charge had also shown promise at Bangor in February and could be the pick of the weights here ahead of chasing debutant Gwladys Street and Perth winner Terfel's Toscar.
Forgotten Symphony (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, held up, blundered and unseated rider 2nd, in a race won by Shockingtimes (11-11) at Southwell 3m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs, 7 ran.
On Broadway 5-2fav (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened before 5 out, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Lukey Luke (10-4) at Hexham 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May, 7 ran.
Jukebox Melody (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4th until ridden after 3 out, weakened approaching next, 7th of 9, 34l behind Kayaan (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Gwladys Street (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Chased leader, challenged 3 out, led briefly before 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 49l behind Purcell's Bridge (10-11) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
The Nephew (IRE) 7-4fav (12-0) Held up in rear, jumped right and mistake 3rd, steady headway from after 7th, went 3rd after 3 out, unable to get on terms with front pair, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Take Of Shoc's (11-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd.
Samstown 7-1 (10-5) In rear, ridden 3rd, behind when pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Marie Des Anges (10-0) at Market Rasen 2m 2f beg chs (4) sft in Dec, 10 ran.
Stagecoach Jasper 11-2 (11-3) Tracked leader, led 6th, headed 9th, led again 10th, pressed when fell 2 out, in a race won by Lukey Luke (10-4) at Hexham 3m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May, 7 ran.
Terfel's Toscar (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, led narrowly after 11th, headed approaching 3 out, soon ridden and one pace, lost 2nd last, weakened flat, 5th of 11, 11l behind Roc De Guye (11-1) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs.
Hollow Blue Sky (FR) 33-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden 3 out, weakened before next, 11th of 16, 45l behind Off The Ground (11-10) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Feb '12.
Trouble In Paris (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden and struggling after 7th, well behind next, pulled up after, in a race won by Unex Canaletto (10-11) at Kelso 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May, 12 ran.
Snowed In (IRE) 25-1 (11-1) With leaders, fell 5th, in a race won by Pinkneys Prince (11-10) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) sft, 14 ran.
Russe Blanc (FR) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, blundered 2nd, pushed along after 7th, headway approaching 2 out, one pace and no impression last, 5th of 16, 11l behind Signed Request (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Fozy Moss 8-1 (10-2) In touch in mid-division, lost place before 5th, well beaten when not fluent 3 out, 13th of 14, well behind Momkinzain (10-12) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Newspage (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, weakened from 7th, 7th of 8, well behind Well Sharp (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May '12.