It's a concern that the otherwise interesting Lucky Quay sports blinkers for the first time so with that in mind we'll side with SANSILI, although the market will help to solve this puzzle. Peter Bowen has his runners in top form and our pick is a half-brother to the yard's Souffleur, himself a classy hurdler when on song. Sansili ran well in a couple of maidens on the flat but should improve for this switch in focus and gets what must be a tentative vote, with none of these having jumped a hurdle in public. Lucky Quay showed little in a maiden for Walter Swinburn but he's since switched to David Pipe and is related to three-year-old hurdle winner Inchlaggan. Conditions should suit and the market will tell us whether connections expect the headgear to spark a winning debut over obstacles. Henry Havelock isn't certain to stay on pedigree but on flat form isn't far behind our pick and is therefore respected, especially as the yard have a profitable record in hurdles races here. Graham Lee is an interesting booking aboard Mr Mohican and he should have no trouble staying, the concern being his level of ability which so far on the flat looks poor. Another Grand was last seen running in a poor sprint on the flat so he's easily opposed and we'll return to Sansili, who gets the token vote.
Anchorage Boy (USA) 66-1 (8-1) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden 4f out, effort over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Cornish Beau (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr (flat).
Another Grand (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Saxby (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 2yo sll (5) gf in Jun '09 (flat).
Henry Havelock 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, not much room inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Dubara Reef (8-2) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May (flat).
Lucky Quay (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden halfway, weakened 3f out, 9th of 12, 17l behind Whistleinthewind (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov (flat).
Mr Mohican (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Awkwardly away, always in rear, last of 11, 30l behind Timeless Elegance (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May (flat).
Sansili 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 11, 24l behind Bebopalula (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr (flat).
Dark Gem Makbul filly out of Giffoine.