PARLOUR GAMES made an impressive start over hurdles at Huntingdon but managed to get beat when odds-on at Stratford last time. Tony McCoy remains loyal and John Ferguson's charge gets another chance in this. Norfolk Sky won at Wincanton but got no further than the first obstacle at Fontwell last time when Discay finished third. The latter has subsequently gone close again. Autun won on the Flat for the Cecil yard last year and Richard Johnson's booking takes the eye as he goes hurdling for the first time.
Discay 9-4 (11-5) Prominent, led before 3rd, not fluent 5th, ridden and headed when not fluent 2 out, held flat, stayed on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Breaking The Bank (11-5) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Norfolk Sky 9-4 (11-5) Led, fell 1st, in a race won by Hazzaat (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun, 5 ran.
Parlour Games 1-5fav (11-5) In touch in 4th, headway before 2 out, led after 2 out, headed before last, no extra run-in, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Alphabetical Order (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Speed Check (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up, always in rear, behind 5th, 10th of 14, well behind Manjakani (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Aregra (FR) 8-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 6th of 9, 40l behind Degooch (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Autun (USA) 13-2 (8-11) Slow into stride, always in rear, last of 10, 24l behind Off The Pulse (8-8) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May (flat).
Little Posh (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, modest 3rd over 3f out, never involved, 3rd of 11, 29l behind Chezzy (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Apr.