It's more than two years since Danny Cool last competed under Rules but he was clear when falling at the last in a point-to-point last month. Solway Dornal was second over a longer trip at Perth nine days ago and must go on the short-list but ROSEVILLE COTTAGE's third at Carlisle looks better form and John Wade's gelding may be ready to open his account now as he looks like making a better chaser than hurdler. Knight Woodsman has dropped to a fair mark and may be the danger.
Guanciale 10-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden and close up over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, 6th of 9, 21l behind Mitchell's Way (11-2) at Southwell 2m 2f NH flat (4) std in Feb.
Roseville Cottage (IRE) 22-1 (10-8) In touch in 4th, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Purcell's Bridge (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft.
Gin Cobbler 7-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led 4th, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 29l behind Molko Jack (11-3) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Azerodegree (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Led to 9th, weakened quickly before 11th, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by The Shrimp (10-0) at Hexham 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy, 8 ran.
Steady Progress (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, hit and weakened 6th, 8th of 10, well behind Mister Spingsprong (10-12) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) hvy.
Knight Woodsman 20-1 (9-11) Close up, weakened from 5 out, 11th of 16, well behind Shooting Times (10-7) at Perth 3m am hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Apache Dawn 20-1 (10-3) Always towards rear, weakened 5 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Lemon's Gent (11-9) at Worcester 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf, 9 ran.
Solway Dornal 5-2 (10-2) Led, went left 10th, headed soon after 4 out, chased leader until 2 out, rallied into 2nd again run-in, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind The Shrimp (10-9) at Perth 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Behind, struggling 8th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Bill The Lad (10-7) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Dec, 9 ran.
Mystified (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up, went 3rd after 10th, ridden from 3 out, well held before home turn, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 6, 15l behind Valleyofmilan (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chs (4) gf in Jul.
Danny Cool 6-4 (12-3) Led 4; in comm when fell last, in a race won by Colorado Kid (12-0) at Cleveland 3m ptp gf in Apr, 5 ran.