BRADY has only found one too good in his two starts over fences to date. He got back to winning ways over hurdles at Newcastle last month and jockey bookings suggest he's preferred to stablemate Hurraboru. The seven-year-old gets the nod here ahead of the frustrating Balding Banker and Stagecoach Jasper, who did finish second over fences at Bangor in February but has enjoyed mixed fortunes back over timber since. Jat Punjabi has to be considered on his close-up third at Ffos Las but former hunter chaser Gin Cobbler has it all to do under a penalty.
Gin Cobbler 13-8fav (11-5) Chased leaders, led 10th, headed before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened and lost 2nd before last, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Badgers Retreat (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Askalott (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Led, took keen hold, headed 10th, soon weakened, tailed off, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Tommysteel (11-13) at Perth 2m 4f nov hts chs (6) gd in May '12, 5 ran.
Balding Banker (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led 3 out, headed close home, 2nd of 5, nk behind Forgotten Gold (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m 1f nov chs (3) gd in Apr.
Brady (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Led, headed after 3 out, soon ridden, 4 lengths down in 2nd and when left 15 lengths clear next, not fluent last, kept on, won at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr beating Swingbridge (10-13) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Charming Knight (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Towards rear, behind 10th, tailed off, 8th of 18, well behind Pyjama Game (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Hurraboru (IRE) 9-2fav (11-12) In rear, reminder after 5th, headway on outside 4 out, ridden to chase leaders before next, kept on same pace, never able to challenge, 5th of 13, 15l behind Wolf Shield (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Jat Punjabi 25-1 (10-12) Duelled for lead, hit 9th, advantage soon after, pushed along after 15th, headed 2 out, still chance approaching last, stayed on same pace in 3rd flat, rallied close home, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Pateese (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (4) sft in Apr.
Lochore (IRE) 9-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, outpaced 3 out, stayed on from next, never on terms, 8th of 17, 17l behind Flora's Pride (11-4) at Catterick 2m 3f am hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.
Royal And Ancient (IRE) 40-1 (10-1) Prominent, led 2nd, mistake 3rd, headed 4th, weakened before 7th, pulled up approaching 3 out, in a race won by Saddlers Mot (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr, 15 ran.
Stagecoach Jasper 9-1 (10-13) Mid-division, in touch 5th, hit 7th, lost place after 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 6th of 13, 15l behind Wolf Shield (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Wave Breaker (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up in touch in 4th, blundered 11th, went 3rd after 2 out, no impression, 3rd of 5, 42l behind Mister Philson (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f nov chs (4) gs in Apr.