Twice Returned was tried over fences earlier this year but was very disappointing. He's looked happier back over hurdles lately and has a leading chance in this but we still prefer MASTER MALT, who has been making progress over timber and beat a decent field at Exeter last month. Roll On Ruby was just touched off over this trip at Newton Abbot 10 days ago and she looks the pick of the maidens ahead of recent course third Seranwen.
Master Malt 11-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, lost several places 3rd, closed 3 out, led approaching last, stayed on well, won at Exeter 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May beating Maxi Chop (11-0) by 2l, 17 ran.
Twice Returned (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Led until before 2nd, led 6th, mistake next, drew clear before 3 out, mistake 2 out, eased towards finish, won at Ludlow 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Turoyal (10-7) by 28l, 7 ran.
Entry To Evrywhere (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Pulled hard in rear, weakened 4 out, soon tailed off, moderate 3rd, 3rd of 5, well behind Anteros (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Mac Bertie 66-1 (11-0) Prominent until ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 10th of 11, 33l behind Mandy's Boy (10-10) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Seranwen (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, blundered 5 out, pushed along after 4 out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 4, 20l behind Henllan Harri (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Stonemadforspeed (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Led into start, held up, took keen hold, well in touch when hampered 5th, outpaced after 4 out, soon well held, 4th of 6, 14l behind Virtuel D'oudon (11-6) at Ffos Las 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Thespis Of Icaria (IRE) 6-4 (11-10) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 9l behind Hazy Tom (11-0) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep '11.
Willow Island (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Disputing 2nd place from 2nd until 3 olut, chased leaders, well held when not fluent last, hung left under pressure and weakened run-in, 6th of 9, 19l behind Slaney Star (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gf in May.
Genuine Art 25-1 (9-9) Jumped left, led, went badly left and nearly unseated rider and great recovery, ridden and headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 28l behind Langarve Lady (10-4) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Roll On Ruby (IRE) 11-2 (10-10) Mistake 1st, held up towards rear, smooth headway tracking leaders before 7th, chased winner from 4 out, challenging and upsides when mistake 2 out, ridden and every chance last, stayed on until no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Amazing D'azy (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.