Winning hurdler Cilliseal was well beaten on his only start so far over fences but TREEHOUSE scored over these obstacles in April. Pulled-up in fast ground at Sedgefield last time, he should go close back on more suitable going. Esme Rides A Gaine was also pulled-up in the same race as the selection but had gone close in a couple of starts at this track earlier in the year while Toulouse Express finished third in that Sedgefield race and seems to handle most types of ground. Sam Patch is usually thereabouts without winning and is another to consider.
Schindlers Maze (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway before 5th, chased winner briefly 5 out, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind The Corby Glenn (11-9) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp ch 0-95 (5) hvy in Mar.
Esme Rides A Gaine 5-1 (10-9) In rear, pushed along and weakened 12th, tailed off and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Ballyvoneen (10-13) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in May, 9 ran.
Cilliseal (IRE) 11-4fav (11-4) In touch, ridden to chase winner before last, kept on, always held, 2nd of 15, 8l behind Almutaham (11-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Treehouse 9-1 (10-9) Close up, pushed along before 15th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Ballyvoneen (10-13) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in May, 9 ran.
Dollar Mick (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) With leader, led 4th, headed 7th, led again before 5 out, soon headed after, weakened before 4 out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Isla Pearl Fisher (11-8) at Newcastle 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Toulouse Express (IRE) 28-1 (10-5) Led from 2nd, raced wide, ridden and headed before last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Ballyvoneen (10-13) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf in May.
Finbin (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Close up, pushed along before 9th, hampered soon after, kept on from last, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Tears From Heaven (10-8) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Northern Flame (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Held up behind, went 5th before last, went 4th soon after, one pace and no impression, 4th of 15, 29l behind Almutaham (11-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Quinder Spring (FR) 9-1 (11-6) Held up, headway when jumped slowly 11th, weakened 4 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Treehouse (10-11) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Apr, 11 ran.
Sam Patch 7-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, went 4th before last, one pace, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Riskier (11-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Charming Knight (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along and weakened before last, 5th of 15, 29l behind Almutaham (11-4) at Hexham 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Cloudy Dawn 15-8fav (10-0) Led until 2nd, ridden to challenge 2 out, soon weakened, 2nd of 9, 33l behind Man Of Principles (10-5) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.