Endeavor has won nine times over hurdles but just once over fences. He enjoys quick ground and with conditions likely to suit he should go well. Los Nadis has eleven career victories to his credit though he's still a maiden over fences. MY IDEA has been raised 7lb after a comfortable victory over the course and distance last month but his regular rider claims most of that back and a follow-up looks on the cards. Lord Of Drums has been in decent form but has yet to prove he stays this far under Rules despite winning a point-to-point. Mister Wall Street has had almost a year off but likes good ground while Alpha One is on the same mark as when last scoring at Sedgefield a year ago.
Los Nadis (GER) 14-1 (10-7) Led ridden 3 out, headed last, soon rallied, no extra close home, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Arctic Court (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Nov.
Mister Wall Street (FR) 6-1 (11-4) In rear and in touch, ridden after last, kept on to take 3rd run-in, no impression, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Schinken Otto (10-4) at Sedgefield 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan.
Endeavor 12-1 (9-10) Held up in 5th, tracked leaders 5 out, led before next, joined 3 out, headed next, kept on same pace, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Claragh Native (10-4) at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Nov.
Alpha One (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Held up behind, tracked leader 4th, kept on same pace in 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Firth Of The Clyde (11-7) at Wetherby 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.
My Idea 9-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway to challenge on outside before 4 out, led before last, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd in Nov beating Teo Vivo (11-5) by 5l, 6 ran.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 9-4 (11-6) Led, mistake and headed 8th, led 5 out, headed 2 out, no extra, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Diddley Dee (10-9) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Aug.