Josses Hill, beaten a long way when runner-up to the classy Faugheen at Punchestown, changed stables for £100,000 before landing the odds in an Ascot bumper in May. He'll be expected to take high rank over novice hurdlers this season. Tiqris, placed in a Listed bumper at Ascot, ran very well when third to Wilde Blue Yonder over hurdles here last month. Rosslyn Castle looked a certain future winner when runner-up to Anay Turge at Newton Abbot but was pulled up after being impeded at Stratford in the spring and hasn't been seen since. A HARE BREATH landed a point-to-point in February then made a very encouraging debut over hurdles behind the odds-on Irving at Ascot. With progress virtually guaranteed, he looks the one to be on here.
A Hare Breath (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, went left 3rd, every chance on outside 2 out, ridden and one pace before last, no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Irving (11-5) at Ascot 2m hdl (3) gs in Nov.
All But Grey 33-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, not fluent 1st, mistake 2nd, took closer order 4 out, soon tracking leader, weakened after 2 out, 4th of 10, 15l behind Doctor Harper (11-5) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Communicator 16-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 23, 12l behind Conduct (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov (flat).
Digger's Mate 50-1 (11-0) Led, headed 13f out, stayed handy, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 16, 49l behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov '12.
Frozen Over 40-1 (10-9) Took keen hold in mid-division, wandered into 3 out, chased leaders after 3 out, weakened before next, 9th of 13, 27l behind Irving (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Grand March 50-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 9th of 17, 26l behind Volnay De Thaix (11-5) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Guardi (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, weakening when bumped inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Safwaan (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul (flat).
Josses Hill (IRE) 8-11fav (11-0) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd on inside 3f out, led over 2f out, ran green in front, ridden and in command final furlong, won at Ascot 2m NH flat (5) gs in Nov beating Sidbury Hill (11-0) by 4l, 9 ran.
Know No Fear 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden before 3 out, one pace from last, 6th of 16, 18l behind My Guardian Angel (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Matripajo (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, 11th of 15, 27l behind Oscarteea (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Moratab (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up in last trio, jumped slowly 3rd, outpaced in rear 5th, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Zamdy Man (10-12) at Ascot 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Prasina Russata (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, soon chasing leaders, pushed along and weakened after 3 out, hit last, 7th of 16, 26l behind Stand To Reason (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Presentings Return (IRE) 50-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went left and fell 1st, in a race won by Splash of Ginge (11-7) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft, 7 ran.
Reverend Green (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Held up in last pair in touch, outpaced 5 out, soon weakened and tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Manyriverstocross (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f nov chs (2) gs in Nov.
Rosslyn Castle 7-4fav (10-12) Held up mid-division, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Professeur Emery (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Royalracket (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) In touch, pushed along in 4th before 3 out, weakened quickly before next, 10th of 18, 41l behind Garde La Victoire (11-5) at Warwick 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Tiqris 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, led after 3 out, headed after last, kept on and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Wilde Blue Yonder (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Un Bleu A L'aam (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 13, 26l behind Oscars Den (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Viacometti (FR) 18-1 (11-7) Always last and not jump well, lost touch from 5th, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Splash of Ginge (11-7) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) sft.
Yes I Will 14-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 14, 41l behind Electrolyser (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Dorry K (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 4th, tailed off 4 out, 10th of 11, well behind Calculated Risk (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Etania 9-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, not fluent 1st, headway when not much room 5th, in touch when fell 3 out, in a race won by Lady Charisma (10-12) at Towcester 2m (4) gs in Nov, 10 ran.