Paddy Partridge won an even weaker contest at Uttoxeter last month and may struggle under a penalty. All About only managed one place in six runs between the flags but was third in a maiden hurdle at Hexham on his debut under Rules. He's upped in grade here, however, and the one to beat is surely PROUD TIMES who won on the Flat and has been holding his own in better company over timber. Indefinite Hope is probably best of the rest but that may not be saying much.
Paddy Partridge 13-8 (11-0) Tracked leader, not fluent 5th, led approaching 2 out, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gs in May beating Orlittlebylittle (11-5) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
All About 9-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, mistake 1st, soon lost place, headway after 2 out, ridden after last, one pace, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Graceful Descent (10-4) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Proud Times (USA) 18-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, pushed along after 8th, outpaced from 3 out, 6th of 10, 16l behind Amuse Me (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Tata Corner (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden 3rd, tailed off before 6th, pulled up approaching 3 out, in a race won by Lucky Vic (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs, 11 ran.
A Beat So Far 200-1 (10-5) Chased leader until before 3rd, soon lost place, dropped to rear 5th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Hurraboru (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Famagusta 100-1 (9-13) Mid-division, under pressure over 5f out, soon lost place, 14th of 20, 43l behind Swincombe Flame (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gd in Mar '11.
Indefinite Hope (ITY) 33-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 6th, weakened before 3 out, left 3rd 2 out, tailed off, 3rd of 9, well behind Harrys Whim (10-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in May.