MONTEFELTRO is clearly difficult to get to the track but he need only reproduce his third to The Jugopolist at Uttoxeter in October to beat this modest bunch. Border Station caused a shock in a jumpers' bumper on the Polytrack in January but is a long-standing maiden over hurdles and fences and doesn't appear to be getting any better. Foxes Bridge hinted at ability on his hurdling debut but was pulled up next time at Chepstow and Flat winner My Lord simply hasn't taken to the winter game.
Border Station (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division, went 4th after 3 out, chased leading pair from 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Catch The Rhythm (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf.
Buffy Brosnan 100-1 (11-0) Chased leader early, quickly lost place after 6th, tailed off before 8th, last of 13, well behind Catch The Rhythm (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf.
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division on outer, mistake 2nd, headway after 3rd, weakened 5 out, tailed off, soon pulled up, last of 8, well behind Ballyculla (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Foxes Bridge 22-1 (11-0) In rear, struggling 4th, tailed off next, pulled up after, in a race won by Western Warhorse (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr, 12 ran.
Montefeltro 3-1fav (10-11) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, hampered 3 out, chased winner next, soon hung left, no impression, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 13l behind The Jugopolist (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gs in Oct.
My Lord 66-1 (11-1) Pulled hard, held up in rear, hit 2nd and next, jumped slowly 6th, soon beaten and lost touch, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Salmanazar (11-1) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 9 ran.
Our Play (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Chased leading trio, hit 5th, reminders and lost place after 8th, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Midnight Appeal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
River Sava (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, mistake 4th, strugging 4 out, tailed off when pulled up approaching 2 out, in a race won by Lienosus (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar, 12 ran.
Agincourt Reef (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Always in rear, mistake 4th, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Benefit Cut (10-9) at Kempton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Red Mystique (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division, pushed along approaching 6th, weakening when hampered 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Mcllhatton (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
La Madonnina (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Prominent, wandered around on approach to 1st, went right and mistake at hurdle, mistake 2nd, dived right at 4th, soon lost place, tailed off when pulled up after 2 out, in a race won by Kim Tian Road (11-0) at Exeter 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 12 ran.