Dazinski is starting to look exposed having failed to figure in a novices' handicap at Aintree 11 days ago. Man Of Steel has disappointed in his two hurdles runs to date but there are possibilities about debutant Jean De Florette while Wing Mira also hinted at ability in bumpers and has plenty of scope. JOHNNY OG was pitched in at the deep end in the Persian War here last month but that suggests he's quite highly regarded. He's got a much better chance in this grade so gets the nod unless the market vibes for El Macca are positive.
Alwayslookback (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) In touch in 4th, weakened over 3f out, last of 9, 47l behind Wyfield Rose (10-9) at Towcester 1m 5f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
Dazinski 16-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, every chance when not fluent 3 out, 4th and one pace last, no extra flat, 5th of 8, 10l behind Josies Orders (10-13) at Aintree 3m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Echoes Of Joy 100-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway when mistake 7th, beaten when mistake next, weakening when mistake 2 out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Premier Portrait (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.
El Macca (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Cluain-ard.
Elysian Heights (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, 7th of 8, 40l behind Italian Riviera (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov '12 (flat).
Filatore (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, outpaced 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 37l behind Ballyalton (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Jean De Florette (IRE) 13-2 (11-4) Led 2f, prominent, ridden and hung left 2f out, stayed on, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Salto Chisco (11-4) at Haydock 2m NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Johnny Og 33-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, hampered 6th, never on terms, 6th of 7, 31l behind Timesremembered (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Oct.
Lucas Pitt 33-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, headway on outside before 9th, weakening when stumbled 3 out, 8th of 13, 41l behind Floral Patches (9-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug '12.
Man Of Steel (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Chased leading pair until after 4th, chased leaders, outpaced after 4 out, mistake 2 out, 4th of 8, 32l behind Parsnip Pete (10-12) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Wing Mira (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 11l behind Joanne One (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.