County Zen won over 2m4f here last time but, with the odds-on favourite running way below-par, it may not pay to take that form too literally. NOT TIL MONDAY's victory at Stratford last month suggests he can concede weight all round and he gets the vote ahead of Wom, who did win a maiden hurdle over track and trip last year but has disappointed on the level and over jumps since winning a handicap on the Polytrack in January. Phoenix Flight drops into a seller for the first time and hasn't been running badly on the all-weather so could provide the biggest threat.
Not Til Monday (IRE) 5-2 (11-6) Pressed leader, led after 5th, hit 2 out, 7 lengths clear last, pushed out flat, won at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Apr beating Swift Lord (10-9) by 7l, 8 ran.
County Zen (FR) 11-1 (10-7) Made all, frequently jumped right, driven clear after 2f out, easily, won at Fakenham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gd in Apr beating Harry Tricker (11-0) by 15l, 4 ran.
Global Recovery (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Disputed early, soon chased leaders, pushed along in 7th halfway, weakened before straight, eased straight, tailed off, last of 18, well behind Morethanafeeling (8-9) at Fairyhouse 1m 2f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun (flat).
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, good headway to chase leaders before 5th, led 5th, went left 7th and 3 out, soon clear until before 2 out, ridden and headed 2 out, weakened between last 2, 7th of 10, 30l behind Cue To Cue (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Nov.
Wom 13-2 (11-1) Held up, not fluent 1st or 2nd, well beaten 3 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Kayfton Pete (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f Ladies Selling Handicap Hurdle (0-100) (4yo+) (5) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Tallevu (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Chased clear leader, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 44l behind Sidney Melbourne (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Rum Ginney 33-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling when hit 9th, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Midnight Appeal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Simplified 66-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 5th, 7th of 12, well behind The Society Man (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.