There isn't a great deal between any of the four with previous form in bumpers, though Dare To Endeavour was very disappointing when last seen at Uttoxeter last June. INTERNATIONALAPEAL has an interesting pedigree and has already finished second in a point-to-point at Dromohane. The third, De Blacksmith, has already won twice over hurdles this season so the form has a solid look about it and Rebecca Curtis' five-year-old will know what's required here. He's preferred to newcomers Duke's Affair and Shadow Cruise.
Anteros (IRE) Milan gelding out of Sovereign Star.
Beaujolais Bob 50-1 (10-9) Held up tracking leaders on outside, challenged over 2f out, led approaching final 2f, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Rule Of Thumb (11-2) at Folkestone 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Dec.
Burlington Bertie (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Clara's Dream.
Call A Truce (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, outpaced in 3rd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no chance with front pair when lost place over 1f out, stayed on to regain moderate 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Fiddlers Bid (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov.
Dare To Endeavour 3-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 3f out, soon hard ridden, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 16l behind Jazz Man (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Duke's Affair Fair Mix gelding out of Dunsfold Duchess.
Internationalapeal (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Rr mid div until sl prog in 6th when mstk 6out, went 2nd bef 3out & ev ch until no ch with wnr from last, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Tick Tocker (10-11) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Perfect Candidate (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, struggling 5f out, driven and kept on under pressure on inside final 2f, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 30l behind Anonis (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat Listed (1) sft in Nov.
Bling It Girl (IRE) Old Vic mare out of Afarka.
Shadow Cruise (IRE) Touch Of Land gelding out of Rosafi.