Attaglance was the best of these over hurdles last season but was never travelling with any conviction on his chasing bow at Carlisle and was pulled up at the second last. He'll need to do much better here because HILDISVINI looked a natural when scoring over C&D last month and should confirm that running with runner-up Well Regarded, despite the penalty. Muldoon's Picnic was third over a longer trip at Wetherby and My Brother Sylvest filled the same position over 2m at Kempton and both should improve but Five Rivers may be a better long-term prospect.
Hildisvini (IRE) 6-1 (11-3) Led 1st, headed when not fluent 3rd, led before 6th, in command last, stayed on well, won at Huntingdon 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gd in Oct beating Well Regarded (11-3) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.
Attaglance 9-4fav (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along 10th, weakened 5 out, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Rival D'estruval (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov chs (4) hvy in Oct, 7 ran.
Baileys Concerto (IRE) 3-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led 7th, narrowly headed 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 11, 15l behind Destroyer Deployed (11-1) at Southwell 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Colonel Alf 33-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off before 2 out, 10th of 13, well behind Howard's Legacy (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Ellviss (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) 3rd of 11, 9l behind Top Green (11-7) at Treborough Hill 2m 4f ptp gd in Mar.
Five Rivers (IRE) 11-1 (11-6) In touch, reminders after 4th, weakened after 7th, 8th of 14, 50l behind Sainglend (11-1) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Moyaliff (IRE) 11-8fav (11-4) Prominent in chasing group, closed from 4 out, led next where slightly left, clear before 2 out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Killarney 2m 1f mdn hdl gd in May beating Special Tiara (11-4) by 4l, 17 ran.
Muldoon's Picnic (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway and in touch halfway, went 2nd 4 out, every chance when blundered next, soon outpaced, 3rd when hit 2 out, no impression before last, 3rd of 9, 6l behind African Broadway (11-4) at Wetherby 3m 1f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) gs in Oct.
My Brother Sylvest 12-1 (11-2) Led, took keen hold, not always fluent, headed when mistake 3 out, went left 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Sire De Grugy (11-2) at Kempton 2m beg chs (4) gd in Oct.
Nomadic Dreamer 16-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway approaching 5th, weaknened before 8th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Rendl Beach (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct, 9 ran.
Royal Chatelier (FR) 4-1fav (11-7) Held up in touch, outpaced when blundered 6th, one pace and no impression from 2 out, went poor 4th before last, 4th of 10, 32l behind Well Green (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft in May.
Wayward Frolic 10-11 (11-7) Held up; led 13; rdn clr flat, won at Cherrybrook 3m ptp gd in Apr '11 beating Bold Perk (12-0) by 6l, 11 ran.
Well Regarded (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, pecked 1st, lost place when mistake 7th, rallied after 3 out, hit 2 out, hung right and went 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Hildisvini (11-3) at Huntingdon 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gd in Oct.
Kevin Fancy (IRE) 50-1 (10-2) In rear, in touch 6th, weakened next, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Persian Snow (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Mar, 8 ran.