Jason Maguire has found himself overhauled by the champion jockey despite enjoying an early lead in the title race but has a strong chance on chasing recruit VALLEYOFMILAN. Not at his best the last twice over timber, his hurdling form is far superior to these rivals overall and hopefully he will take to the larger obstacles. Two Irish raiders turn up with Black Rock Lake preferred of the pair after a respectable mid-division finish last time in a Limerick beginners' chase. He could be the main threat as Mystified is 0-14 over fences and Winged Farasi, a 2009 course winner, has only shown a modicum of promise over fences too. He's in good hands but has to put a poor effort behind him eight days ago when pulled up at Southwell.
Bacher Son (IRE) 33-1 (11-12) Prominent, 2nd approaching 5 out, soon weakened and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Playtime Ben (11-7) at Wexford 3m 1f beg chase gf, 13 ran.
Mystified (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd brielfy last, driven and one pace before home bend, 5th of 7, 9l behind In The Haven (10-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chase (4) sft in May.
Taylors Secret 100-1 (10-5) Tracked winner until 3rd, weakened from next, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Dance Tempo (10-12) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun '12.
Tunza The Lion 66-1 (8-9) Pulled hard, tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 41l behind Spartan Spirit (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar '12 (flat).
Valleyofmilan (IRE) 3-1fav (11-4) Held up, headway 3rd, lost place before next, well beaten 3 out, 6th of 9, 27l behind Compton Blue (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Winged Farasi 25-1 (11-0) Never going in rear, tailed off and pulled up 7th, in a race won by Moon Melody (9-9) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 14 ran.
Black Rock Lake (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders early, moderate 8th approaching straight, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 7th of 16, 30l behind The Lady Granuaile (11-7) at Limerick 2m 1f beg chs gf.