KEPPOLS HILL won five of his six starts between the flags and there are high hopes that he'll make up into a decent chaser. This will be a good test of his potential but it's one he can pass with flying colours. Makethe Mostofnow won three times over hurdles last season, all on this track, but was brought down when upped in class at Aintree in April. He should also do well over fences, however, while Our Island has already shown fair form over the larger obstacles though is still struggling to get his head in front. Keenes Day was inconsistent over hurdles and pulled up on his fencing bow at Bangor so is best watched here.
Hodgson (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, challenged 8th, ridden approaching 2 out, every chance 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Wheres The Hare (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Keenes Day (FR) 40-1 (10-7) Pushed along in rear, reluctant to race and soon tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by What A Warrior (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd, 10 ran.
Keppols Hill (IRE) 1-2 (12-0) won at Woodford 3m ptp gs in Apr beating Up There (12-7) by 7l, 5 ran.
Makethe Mostofnow (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up, brought down 4th, in a race won by Lovcen (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Apr, 19 ran.
Numbercruncher (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear on outside, headway after 4th, went 2nd briefly before 2 out, one pace last, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Romance Dance (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Sep.
Our Island (IRE) 22-1 (10-0) Chased leaders to 3rd, soon mid-division, reminders after 9th, reminders before 19th, weakened 21st, soon pulled up, in a race won by Merigo (10-2) at Ayr 4m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 24 ran.