Oh Crick is very well treated on his best form but probably isn't the force of old. Oscar Hill, Gallox Bridge and Able Deputy are others returning from a break and probably best watched unless attracting market support but Cap Elorn deserves a crack at this higher level having run up a four-timer at Worcester and Huntingdon. The latter's stable companion, Giant O Murchu, won at Stratford last month but may be back in the handicapper's grip now and ALFRAAMSEY looks a better bet. Sheena West's gelding has been a real money-spinner for connections as he was versatile on the Flat and has already won four times over hurdles, including at Plumpton four weeks ago. Also a winner over fences, he's unexposed over the larger obstacles and will handle this sharp track better than most.
Oh Crick (FR) 5-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon headway, weakened 3 out, 4th of 7, 23l behind Conquisto (10-10) at Ayr 2m lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Apr.
Oscar Hill (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Chased leaders in 4th, lost place before 9th, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Bocciani (11-1) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gd in May.
Gallox Bridge 9-2 (10-4) Led until before 6th where carried right, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 9, 24l behind Anquetta (10-8) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-150 (2) gd in May.
Alfraamsey 6-1 (11-4) Led until 2nd, chased leader until after 4th, chased leaders, hit 6th, went 2nd again 3 out, led before 2 out, strongly pressed last, stayed on gamely flat, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Sep beating Orthodox Lad (10-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Able Deputy 7-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, left 4th when hampered 4 out, ridden and outpaced before next, soon no chance with leaders, left moderate 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 7, well behind Le Bacardy (11-0) at Kempton 2m beg chase (4) gd in May.
Cap Elorn (FR) 9-4 (11-5) Made all, clear 7th, comfortable, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd beating Midnight Tuesday (11-9) by 7l, 6 ran.
Giant O Murchu (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) In rear, pushed along after 9th, never a factor, 6th of 8, 39l behind Dorset Naga (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.