Ikorodu Road developed into a decent staying chaser last season but reappears over hurdles off a 4lb higher mark than when finishing tailed off at Cheltenham over a year ago. He might need this but Counting House had a spin on the Flat six days ago and could figure while Pericoloso returned to action with a win over 2m3f on heavy ground at Exeter. He's the type to improve further but this stamina test is sure to suit JAUNTY JOURNEY and fitness is rarely an issue for a Nigel Twiston-Davies' runner. He was only beaten a short-head over 3m3f at Perth in April and has placed form over further over fences. South O'The Border looks to be on a downward curve so Ambrose Princess may be best of the rest as Arkose has been off the track for a while.
Ikorodu Road 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, towards rear and reminders after 11th, tailed off when pulled up before 21st, in a race won by Merigo (10-2) at Ayr 4m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 24 ran.
Jaunty Journey 3-1fav (11-4) Led to 2nd, led 3rd (water) and mistake, headed 6th, blundered 10th, reminders before 13th, soon weakened, 4th of 12, 28l behind Mumbles Head (11-8) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Counting House (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, steady headway 8th, went 3rd 3 out, chasing winner and strong challenge when went badly left last, hung left flat, not recover, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Imperial Circus (11-3) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Pericoloso (IRE) 15-8fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, headway before 2 out, soon ridden, led last, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Oct beating Willow's Saviour (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Ambrose Princess (IRE) 28-1 (10-4) Kept away from others at start, led in and got flyer, led, hit 7th, headed after 2 out, weakened flat, 7th of 23, 21l behind Bondage (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.
South O'The Border 8-1 (11-11) In rear, pushed along before 10th, soon struggling, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Like Ice (11-6) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in May, 11 ran.
Arkose (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division on inner, not fluent 5th, weakened before 5 out, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Horsham Lad (10-9) at Carlisle 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Oct '11, 15 ran.