CUBAN PIECE has barely raised a gallop since winning a maiden hurdle at Bangor in November but this is his first appearance in a seller. He should take the honours if anywhere near his best but hardly rates nap material, despite the lack of quality opposition. Leopard Hills is back in the right grade and should strip fitter for his return to action at Exeter last month while Highkingofmunster showed promise on one occasion when trained in Ireland but was completely tailed off on his latest start at Ludlow. The others are a very modest bunch.
Desperate Times (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Prominent, lost place when pecked 6th, well behind next, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind High Storm (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Highkingofmunster (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Hassadin (11-3) at Ludlow 2m 5f sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in Feb.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, weakened before 4 out, moderate 4th, 4th of 5, well behind Dragon's Den (10-11) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Apr.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 8-1 (10-2) Behind, plugged on to 3rd after 2 out, weakened to 4th before last, 4th of 9, 12l behind Strictly (10-1) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Stafford Charlie 33-1 (10-0) Held up behind in touch, driven before 4 out, never on terms, well beaten when mistake next, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Pocket Too (11-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr.
Cuban Piece (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Led, headed before 4 out, ridden after 4 out, weakened from next, 7th of 10, 31l behind Dartford Warbler (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Van Doesburg (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Marcus Antonius (11-2) at Folkestone 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb.