Pass Muster arrives on the back of a victory on the Flat but looks high enough in the weights over hurdles. OLIVER'S GOLD is the more progressive having scored at Wetherby last time with Weybridge Light back in fifth. Mark Walford's charge gets the vote to go in again. Pasture Bay won a novice hurdle over track and trip in August but has been in woeful form since and Trend Is My Friend had no excuses for a poor run here last time. Kayfton Pete went close at Fakenham in between a couple of modest efforts but A Little Bit Dusty is preferred after a good effort at Towcester behind Shadarpour last time.
Oliver's Gold 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching and hit 3 out, led approaching and went left 2 out, ridden between last 2, soon clear, went left again last, kept on strongly, ridden out, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr beating Bohemian Rhapsody (11-12) by 3l, 10 ran.
Pasture Bay (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) in a race won by Here's Herbie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar, 19 ran.
Pass Muster 11-8fav (10-3) Held up, headway to track leaders 5th, ridden 3 out, weakened approaching last, 8th of 10, 15l behind Fujin Dancer (10-11) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.
Trend Is My Friend (USA) 9-2 (11-4) Held up, went 3rd before 5th, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 3rd of 4, 20l behind Ittirad (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Kayfton Pete 10-1 (11-9) Pressed leader, led 2nd, ridden and headed last (normal 3 out), one pace and no impression after, 4th of 7, 26l behind Scotsbrook Legend (10-0) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Akula (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Led until 4th, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 8, 20l behind Focail Maith (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
A Little Bit Dusty 14-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 4th of 11, 6l behind Shadarpour (11-5) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.
Weybridge Light 12-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, weakened 2 out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Oliver's Gold (10-11) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Early Applause 25-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, pushed along 3 out, no impression, well beaten before next, 8th of 12, 25l behind Northern Acres (10-4) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr.
Dynamic Drive (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, headway before omitted 3 out, 5th and no impression next, 5th of 10, 20l behind Dalmo (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.