This looks an above-average maiden hurdle for the time of year. Hawdyerwheesht is the latest recruit to the in-form Dr Richard Newland yard was a useful handicap performer for Jim Goldie on the Flat. He has a first run for 230 days but it would be folly to exclude him from calculations. Anjuna Beach, a recent scorer at Brighton, is another recruit of interest for the Gary Moore team while Song Light made a pleasing debut last month at Plumpton. Stephen Hero is likely to have needed it last time and was a triple scorer in Ireland for Andrew Oliver so is far from devoid of ability. BUSHEL, very lightly-raced in the last year, didn't go too badly on debut on New Year's Day at Musselburgh and John Ferguson has been in winning vein in the last couple of weeks - he can get the champion jockey off to a winning start here.
Bennachie (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Summer Storm (10-11) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in May.
Flash Crash 11-8 (10-12) Took keen hold, not fluent, tracked leader, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, last of 4, 33l behind Dropzone (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Feb '13.
Hawdyerwheesht 7-1 (9-4) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Bayan Kasirga (8-5) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp (3) gf in Oct (flat).
Jackthejourneyman (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway from 3 out, went 4th last, unable to get on terms, 4th of 11, 3l behind Mandy's Boy (10-10) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Joyful Motive 25-1 (10-6) Tracked leader until over 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Dynastic (10-5) at Southwell 1m 6f (6) fbs in May (flat).
Kiama Bay (IRE) 80-1 (11-0) Prominent, led after 4th, headed next, lost place after 6th, behind next, 12th of 13, well behind Ballyheigue Bay (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Slowfoot (GER) Beaten 1 3/4l by Nausica Time when second of 12 on his latest outing at Dresden over 1m 3f (good to soft) in November last year.
Staff Sergeant 18-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked leader until 3rd, ridden and weakened after 5th, 12th of 14, dis behind Manjakani (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Anjuna Beach (USA) 9-4fav (9-13) Steadied start in rear, some late headway, never a factor, 7th of 10, 5l behind Lily Edge (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May (flat).
Bushel (USA) 7-2 (10-12) Held up in touch in 4th, not fluent 2nd, went 3rd before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Rutherglen (11-8) at Musselburgh 2m 4yo hdl (3) sft in Jan.
Flamingo Beat 50-1 (10-7) In touch, chased leaders 4 out, weakened after 2 out, 5th of 12, 13l behind Money Talks (10-10) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Song Light 8-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway 3 out, chased leaders next, soon ridden, ran on strongly, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Money Talks (10-10) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Stephen Hero (IRE) 11-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, not fluent 3 out, modest headway before 2 out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 37l behind Dispour (11-8) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
You've Been Mowed 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on outside 4f out, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Sunday Bess (9-11) at Bath 1m 2f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep '12 (flat).