Although MAWSEM hasn't competitively jumped yet his form in bumpers is very solid and George Baker has acquired the services of Tony McCoy for his first start over hurdles. The trip is ideal and we take the chance that he can display enough ability over timber to win this. Silverlord has previously shown bits and pieces of ability in four starts by placing three times, but he may need to find more to get involved with the honours here. Piroulet makes a jumps debut for a respected trainer and cannot be ruled out if he has schooled well since his switch from flat running in France. Highway Code was only beaten by one at Warwick when last seen in February but the form from that race looks weak. Hatton Flight looks a big danger having had six flat wins and he is clearly regarded well having participated in a Listed Novices' Hurdle at Kempton last month on his first start over timber.
Bahr Nothing (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 5th, driven 3 out, weakened and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Paint The Clouds (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (3) gd in Oct, 10 ran.
Carbon Print (USA) 20-1 (11-0) Led until 2nd, prominent, ridden and beaten approaching 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out, 7th of 14, 32l behind Comehomequietly (10-7) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Chapter (IRE) 125-1 (10-7) Towards rear, mistake and ridden 5th, behind and struggling when mistake 3 out, 7th of 13, 12l behind Empty Sky (11-1) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Cityar (FR) 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, no impresison after 6th, 7th of 15, 22l behind Owen Glendower (11-4) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs in Oct.
Colleoni (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Mid-division, 10th before 5th, no impression under pressure and kept on same pace straight, 9th of 25, 16l behind Jigalo (10-5) at Punchestown 2m hcp hdl 0-140 gd in Apr.
Cruise Control 40-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear stands side group, ridden over 2f out, kept on, no impression, 8th of 17, 12l behind Eastern Hills (10-0) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct (flat).
Cygnet 50-1 (10-11) Raced keenly, mid-division on inside, chased leaders 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 6th of 16, 15l behind Ballybriggan (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (3) gs in Oct.
Hatton Flight 7-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway after 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 21l behind Karasenir (11-6) at Kempton 2m Listed nov hdl (1) gd in Oct.
Highway Code (USA) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 4th, challenged winner briefly approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 8, 15l behind Fin Vin De Leu (10-12) at Warwick 2m 4yo nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Iona Days (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, challenged 4 out, effort next, kept on same pace, lost place 2 out, weakened when not fluent last, 6th of 8, 31l behind Cue Card (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gs in Oct.
Irish Joe (USA) 66-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, effort 6th, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 10, well behind Paint The Clouds (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Jumpjack Flint 28-1 (10-12) Pulled hard, held up behind, driven approaching 2 out, kept on to go 4th near finish, never nearer, 4th of 11, 22l behind Organisateur (11-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Oct.
Mawsem (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, led over 1f out, kept on, held on well towards finish, won at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct beating Midies Prince (10-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Piroulet (FR) (9-4) 3rd of 13, 6l behind Nota Bene (8-10) at Agen(FR) 1m 4f 3yo hcp gd in Jun '09 (flat).
Rajnagan (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Karasenir (11-6) at Kempton 2m Listed nov hdl (1) gd in Oct.
Silverlord (FR) 7-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, 5th and pushed along 4 out, weakened from next, 6th of 9, 48l behind Golden Grimshaw (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Jul.