Former pointers Isthereadifference and Quadrato make their debuts under Rules but may find a few of the newcomers have too much speed for them over this trip. MISTER W K looks a likely type on breeding and will get every assistance from the saddle. He gets the nod ahead of the Milan colt Milo Man and Powermaker, who is jumps-bred but may not fulfil his potential until faced with a set of hurdles. The market is best watched with regard to the others.
Cleeve Hill Lad Overbury gelding out of Lady Prunella.
Isthereadifference (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Pr, rcd 2nd throughout, jnd ldr & wo 3out, quick jump last, qknd well to line, won at Borris House 3m ire ptp gf in Apr beating Atlantic Ocean (12-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Milo Man (IRE) Milan colt out of Rilmount.
Mister W K (IRE) Definite Article gelding out of Love The Lord.
Not Yet Hartley Relief Pitcher gelding out of Beinn Mohr.
Powermaker (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Torduff Storm.
Quadrato (GER) 2-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 3rd, hmprd 3out, btn in 4th 2out, fair 3rd at last, kow, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Green Flag (12-0) at Leadington 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan.
Stony Road (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until 8f out, weakened 5f out, 10th of 12, 46l behind Decimus (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gf in Nov.
Dereks Red Ruby Kayf Tara filly out of Scarlet Dawn.
Tiger's Tileah 66-1 (10-6) In rear, soon struggling, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Third Of The Third (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Sep.