CAR HALL has shown enough in recent weeks to suggest he is good enough to land the odds again at the expense of Mae Cigan and Cote d'Argent. The selection got his head in front at Kempton in March and although he was disappointing thereafter he bounced back to form after finishing third at Leicester last time out. If he can recapture his latest form he will not be far away come the business end of the race. Mae Cigan returned from a winters break over hurdles at Ffos Las in March. He finished an eye catching second behind Blazing Buck that day and it ought to put him spot on for a decent performance on the level so any market moves should be noted. Cote d'Argent has been a little disappointing since joining the Chris Down stable and has yet to show his true colours over hurdles this spring. That said his flat form was decent at one point as he was able to win off a mark of 86 for Len Lungo last season so he could be well handicapped running off a fifteen pound lower mark. Carr Hall is however the form horse in the race and looks the percentage call.
Cote d'Argent 4-1 (8-9) Led, ridden over 2f out, stayed on, headed near finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Chookie Hamilton (8-13) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Choral Festival 8-1 (8-7) Chased clear leader, ridden 3f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 16l behind Hawridge Star (8-10) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Apr.
Guga (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Slowly into stride, soon chased leaders, reminders over 3f out, driven to go third over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Molly The Witch (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo sll (6) gd in Aug.
Carr Hall (IRE) 4-1 (8-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Arashi (8-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Cantabilly (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Raced wide, in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 13l behind Fremen (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Mae Cigan (FR) 33-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, never a factor, 7th of 14, 10l behind Rockfella (8-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Pallaton 33-1 (8-11) Chased leading pair until over 4f out, driven and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 21l behind Kris Kin Line (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Sparkaway 12-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, headway and not clear run over 2f out, soon eased, last of 11, 22l behind Khun John (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.
Herecomethegirls 5-1 (8-12) In touch, driven over 2f out, hung badly left over 1f out, soon eased, 5th of 12, 11l behind Sircozy (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
Amroth 20-1 (8-12) Always behind, driven along and struggling 5f out, 10th of 13, 33l behind He's Cool (9-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Party Palace 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 33l behind Venir Rouge (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Naledi 18-1 (8-6) Pulled hard tracked leader after 1f, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Portrush Storm (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.