Jump City dead-heated at Wincanton on his reappearance and has only been raised a couple of pounds. He'll be fancied to continue his progress here as Bally Legend's recent form has been over hurdles, though he did win over track and trip last season off a 5lb lower mark. Lost Legend has plenty to find on his chase form so far but Midnight Sail, Giorgio Quercus and Mentalist are all capable of figuring if fully wound-up and PERSIAN SNOW is particularly interesting. Philip Hobbs' novice looked sure to win when hitting the front at Ascot at the start of the month but lack of condition eventually told and he faded into third. That experience will have taught him plenty and he still looks well treated.
Bally Legend 25-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, lost place next, soon weakened, 14th of 17, 24l behind Return Spring (9-13) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gd.
Jump City (FR) 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 6th, reminder after 12th, 3 lengths down when left in lead and hampered 4 out, soon headed, led again just after next, idled before last, headed flat, rallied to join leader post, won at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Oct deadheating with Goring One (10-9), 7 ran.
Midnight Sail 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leader, lost place 2 out, soon ridden, weakened before last, 5th of 8, 23l behind See U Bob (11-1) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Apr.
Persian Snow (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3 out, led before 2 out, driven and tiring when mistake last, soon headed and no extra in 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Ivor's King (10-11) at Ascot 2m 3f (3) gs.
Giorgio Quercus (FR) 5-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 18th, no impression on winner and dropped to 3rd 2 out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 8, 19l behind Billie Magern (11-12) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Lost Legend (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Held up, not always fluent, headway and reminders after 7th, lost place from next, soon behind, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind General Miller (11-7) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Mentalist (FR) Evensfav (11-8) Tracked leader, pushed along after 3 out, ridden before 2 out, led run-in, kept on, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Mar beating Prolinx (11-12) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.