Bumper winner Rattlin has the beating of Miss Macnamara on her fourth at Wetherby but needs to find more if she is to get off the mark over hurdles. NORTHERN EXECUTIVE looked one-paced on his hurdling debut at Wetherby but still finished a long way in front of Monbeg and he's fancied to open his account in this modest heat, though Azerodegree caught the eye when a 50/1 chance at Perth and would probably figure here with a similar effort.
Crabbie's Cloudy (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, reminders before 3 out, ridden after 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Powerful Ambition (10-12) at Hexham 3m nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
First Of Never (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, some headway on outside 2 out, no impression, well beaten before last, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Flaming Arrow (10-9) at Hexham 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Monbeg (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, well beaten 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 14, well behind Silver Eagle (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Northern Executive (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, not fluent 4th, ridden after 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 3rd of 14, 26l behind Silver Eagle (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Azerodegree (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway 2 out, mistake last, kept on, 4th of 8, 10l behind Standintheband (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Black Velvet Belle (IRE) 66-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, pushed along after 5th, not fluent 6th, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 36l behind Standintheband (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Rattlin 28-1 (10-5) Prominent, mistakes 1st and 2nd, weakened before 3 out where left 4th, hit 2 out, 4th of 13, 41l behind Life And Soul (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Miss Macnamara (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division, some headway before 3 out, never any chance with leaders, 5th of 13, 46l behind Life And Soul (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.