Philip Hobbs' recruit from France, Best Time Ever, is a half-brother to a couple of winning hurdlers and is likely to know his job on his debut for the yard. Palmyra won on the Flat but has shown nothing over hurdles so this should go to VEXILLUM. Harry Fry's charge won at Yarmouth for Mick Channon and showed that there were races to be won with him over hurdles when runner-up to Rayvin Black at Ludlow. The remainder have little to recommend them to date.
Adajarad (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Chased winner, went left 1st and next, ridden and already lost 2nd when blundered 3rd, soon behind, tailed off when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Quick Decisson (11-0) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar, 10 ran.
Best Time Ever (10-5) 5th of 14, 13l behind Una Loulla (10-1) at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 2m 1f 4yo hdl sft in Jan '12.
Haveumistim 200-1 (11-0) Always behind, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Regal Encore (11-7) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) sft in Oct.
Present Accepted 150-1 (10-10) Chased clear leaders, lost touch with front pair from 3rd, battled for remote 3rd from 3 out until latter stages, 4th of 7, well behind King of Dudes (10-13) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Carolingian (USA) 40-1 (10-7) Took keen hold towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, well behind Flying Phoenix (10-3) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Vexillum (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, left 2nd at the last, stayed on under pressure flat, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Rayvin Black (10-9) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Abbi Jicaro 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leader until before 3rd where mistake, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 15, 48l behind Royal Guardsman (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Sassy Wren 100-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, fell 3rd, in a race won by Malindi Bay (11-2) at Towcester 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Nov '10, 15 ran.
Palmyra (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Took keen hold, raced wide, disuputing 2nd from 4th, went 2nd approaching next where mistake, weakened quickly after 3 out, 4th of 5, 43l behind Little Dutch Girl (10-10) at Taunton 2m 1f Fillies Juvenile Hurdle (4yo) (4) sft in Mar.