Maggio was highly tried when with Nigel Hawke but gave little sign for encouragement on his first start for Patrick Griffin when tailed off at Kilbeggan and he is hard to back with any confidence after that outing with a safer option looking to be AL QEDDAAF, who should justify likely short odds. Don McCain's gelding is nothing out of the ordinary but the opposition looks pretty moderate and the son of Alhaarth need only reproduce the form of his last two outings when placed in better maiden hurdles than this at Kelso and Market Rasen to make a winning return on his first start since May. Dechiper is only moderate on the level and no better than plating class over timber, while Howard Johnson's Jersey Boys looks best watched first time over timber having shown little in three outings in bumpers.
Al Qeddaaf (IRE) 4-6fav (10-10) Tracked leader, ridden before 2 out, no impression last, found nil, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Rubipresent (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Bunacurry 66-1 (10-13) Always behind, 12th of 13, well behind Storm Brig (11-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Dechiper (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up, blundered 9th, ridden 4 out, soon beaten, 9th of 15, 34l behind Glencree (11-0) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Nov '08.
Dollar Express (USA) 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, ridden 2 out, kept on same pace no impression, 4th of 12, 11l behind Melange (10-12) at Wetherby 2m 3yo nov sll hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Isitcozimcool (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, in 4th approaching 2 out, no extra after last, 5th of 9, 12l behind Sir Frank (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Jersey Boys 7-1 (10-12) Keen, chased leader, led 3f out until well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 23l behind Sir Frank (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Apr.
Maggio (FR) 13-2 (11-5) Towards rear, no impression approaching 3 out, soon no extra, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Urban Gale (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f hdl gd in Jun.
Quacity (FR) 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, ridden 2 out, stayed on under pressure from last to go 3rd near finish, no impression, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Pyracantha (10-13) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Shooting Times 66-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 7th of 15, 27l behind Aikman (10-9) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gf in May.
Solway Silver 100-1 (10-10) Not fluent, mid-division, behind from 5th, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Frontier Spirit (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Sep.
Tuckers Treasure 33-1 (10-11) In touch in 4th, jumped slow 1st, not fluent 2nd, soon lost place, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Maska Pony (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.