Lucinda Russell won this last year and her Badger Foot has every chance of going one better than at Newcastle in March. Pyjama Game hasn't run since November and Neptune Equester looks a light of former days, but Harris Hawk is usually thereabouts and can't be ignored. PRESENT POTENTIAL steps out of hunter chases but there's no doubting his effectiveness over track and trip and he probably came up against a decent sort here last time. Kit Alexander takes off 7lb and the seven-year-old is fancied to come out on top.
Jurisdiction 9-1 (11-8) Led, not fluent 1st, headed 6th, hit 8th, led after 9th, headed 12th, ridden and lost place after 13th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Monsieur Cadou (11-2) at Haydock 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Mar '13, 12 ran.
Neptune Equester 12-1 (11-6) In rear, not fluent and reminder 2nd, stumbled on bend before 5th, struggling 12th, lost touch 18th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Bertie Milan (10-0) at Perth 3m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr, 12 ran.
Badger Foot (IRE) 9-2 (10-1) Held up, headway 4th, went 2nd 8th, led 9th until 4 out, stayed on same pace flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Galway Jack (11-10) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Mar.
Romany Ryme 13-8fav (10-9) Prominent, ridden before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 13, 7l behind Ballythomas (10-11) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Pyjama Game (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Held up in last pair, struggling 18th, lost touch next, tailed off when fell 4 out, in a race won by Merlin's Wish (11-6) at Hexham 4m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov, 8 ran.
Present Potential (IRE) 11-4 (11-11) Never far away, not fluent 4 out, 3rd and one pace 2 out, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 12l behind Fruit Fayre (11-0) at Kelso 3m 2f nov hts chs (5) gd in Apr.
Harris Hawk 13-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 10th, ridden 2 out, one pace and no impression with winner when lost 2nd place last, 3rd of 7, 23l behind Fentara (11-8) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.
Azerodegree (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Towards rear, hit 9th, never dangerous, 3rd of 9, 33l behind Doubledisdoubledat (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.