Daneva has been going well over fences lately and she can race off a 9lb lower mark over hurdles. Matt Sheppard's mare must be thereabouts while Tin Pot Man returned to hurdles with a third over 2m5f here 11 days ago and beat Rifleman over 3m1f at Taunton in March. Petroupetrov returned from a lay-off to finish second at Stratford at the start of the month but was only just ahead of DANCING DAFFODIL, who looked more in need of the run. Robin Dickin's mare can reverse the form here and land this. Hector's House was third at Chepstow last time but has only won once in 29 starts.
Tin Pot Man (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, not fluent 2 out, went 3rd flat, stayed on, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 18, 18l behind Tisfreetdream (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Five Out Of Five (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Held up, mistake 9th, always in rear, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Topthorn (10-10) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Petroupetrov (FR) 6-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3 out, chased winner after last, kept on and always held, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Boomtown (9-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Setter's Princess 50-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 6th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Queens Grove (10-4) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Rifleman (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway approaching 9th, every chance before 3 out, 3rd and no extra when mistake last, weakened flat, 6th of 13, 19l behind Sovereign Spirit (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Daneva (IRE) 7-4fav (10-13) Led to 6th, tracked winner, not fluent 2 out, kept on, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Morestead (11-12) at Warwick 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft.
Hector's House 6-1 (11-4) Held up, headway 6th, outpaced when blundered 4 out, headway before last, stayed on well flat, snatched 3rd post, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Bravo Bravo (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Dancing Daffodil 8-1 (9-13) Held up mid-division, headway 6th to chase leaders, challenged 2 out, lost 2nd place after last, no extra, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Boomtown (9-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Edgevine 12-1 (10-4) Held up in touch, outpaced and struggling after 7th, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Bravo Bravo (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 8 ran.
Echo Dancer 33-1 (10-3) Mid-division, hit 4th and 5th, ridden after 6th, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 11, 44l behind Lisdonagh House (10-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.