TENOR NIVERNAIS faded badly on his chasing bow at Haydock but was much improved at Bangor last time when scoring by eight lengths. There should be plenty more to come and he can take this step up in class in his stride. Colour Squadron is not the most reliable over hurdles but useful on his day as placed efforts in a couple of Grade 1 races proved. He makes his chasing debut on his comeback but Module is preferred as he was still contention when falling at Exeter on his first outing over fences. Bury Parade made a winning start over the larger obstacles in a lesser grade at Carlisle and should go well but Avoca Promise has a bit to find on his hurdling form.
Bury Parade (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) In touch on outside, headway to lead after 5th, made rest, ridden and hard pressed after 2 out, stayed on well flat, won at Carlisle 2m beg chs (4) sft in Oct beating Super Duty (11-2) by 2l, 10 ran.
Tenor Nivernais (FR) 7-1 (10-11) Held up last, went close 3rd at 4th, went 2nd 4 out, led after next, shaken up and came readily clear between last 2, won at Bangor 2m 1f nov chs (4) sft beating Malt Master (11-0) by 8l, 4 ran.
Avoca Promise (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Mid-division, headway when mistake 3 out, hampered 2 out, challenged last, edged left flat, stayed on under pressure to lead post, won at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Enroller (11-0) by shd, 14 ran.
Colour Squadron (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Held up in rear, slightly hampered 3 out, good headway on outer to challenge entering straight, disputed approaching last, headed early run-in and soon no impression on winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Dedigout (11-10) at Punchestown 2m 4f nov hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Apr.
Module (FR) 5-2fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, joined winner after 8th, upsides and every chance when fell 4 out, in a race won by Rebel Rebellion (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f beg chs (3) gs in Oct, 11 ran.