Western High wasn't disgraced on his debut at Bangor while there are possibilities about Gary Moore's newcomer Gallowgate Lad, but there are some powerful yards represented in this. Kayf Aramis' brother Kaylif Aramis has been knocking on the door, while Nicky Henderson's Victor Echo will almost certainly improve on his fourth at Ffos Las. But the pedigree of THEMANFROMCORK suggests he'll pay his way under NH Rules in the coming seasons and Paul Nicholls' four-year-old is fancied to make a winning debut here.
Chartplan (IRE) 4-1 (10-10) In rear and early reminders, lost touch halfway, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Bach To Front (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Mar.
Churchfield Champ (IRE) Norwich gelding out of Ash Dame.
Farbreaga (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Ld early, hdd 5out, ko sme pace from last, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Tarlan (12-0) at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar.
Gallowgate Lad Tobougg gelding out of Moon Magic.
Jimmy The Brave 20-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear and keen, headway on outer over 5f out, chased leaders and chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 20l behind Batonnier (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Majorica King (FR) 22-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, some headway over 2f out, one pace, 7th of 18, 28l behind Montbazon (10-8) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (2) gd in Mar.
Victor Echo (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, hard driven over 3f out, kept on approaching final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 13, 21l behind Hard To Swallow (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
Western High 10-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, pushed along over 5f out, headway over 4f out, ran green 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Jackson Cage (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) sft in Mar.
Grape Expectations Grape Tree Road gelding out of Maid Equal.
Kaylif Aramis 2-1 (10-3) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Glorious Feeling (10-8) at Huntingdon 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Themanfromcork Overbury gelding out of Country Choice.
Zava River (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Behind, ridden over 4f out, stayed on under pressure from over 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 14, 32l behind Golden Gael (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd.
Seffier 100-1 (10-8) Always in rear, lost touch final 6f, tailed off, last of 8, 30l behind Sertao (11-4) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) sft in Mar.
Silsula Silver Patriarch mare out of Sulapuff.