Railway Dillon hasn't done a lot wrong under Rules, finishing second in a bumper and placed in both starts over hurdles. He is certainly one for the short-list here but may just have to give best to SEREN ROUGE. Keith Reveley's gelding took a while to get the hang of things on his introduction to hurdling at Carlisle in October but stayed on strongly once the penny dropped. The form of that race has worked out quite well and the six-year-old can open his account here. Fourjacks and Brave Spartacus both bring decent bumper form into the contest, but former pointer Why Are You Asking may just need this.
Brave Spartacus (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Led and keen, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Broadbackbob (10-12) at Catterick 2m cond & am NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Comeththehour (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, 5th of 16, 13l behind Torta Nel Cielo (10-9) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov.
Danehillsundance (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, 11th of 18, 40l behind A Bridge Too Far (11-4) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Djarouda (FR) 6-1 (10-7) Mid-division on inside, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 13, 40l behind Storm Brig (11-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Fourjacks 7-2 (11-5) Led, joined halfway, ridden and under pressure over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra last 100 yards, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Knockalongi (11-5) at Doncaster 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan.
Katapult (GER) 22-1 (11-9) Held up, outpaced over 4f out, no impression from over 2f out, 8th of 16, 26l behind Bangkok Pete (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in May '09.
Mannered 50-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, ridden and in 5th and no impression when left poor 3rd 2 out, one pace, 4th of 12, 14l behind Soll (10-12) at Newcastle 3m nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.
North Brook (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) In touch, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 19l behind Knight Pass (11-12) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Plutonium (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) In rear, tailed off from 2nd, pulled up 4th, in a race won by Danceintothelight (11-0) at Catterick 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan, 15 ran.
Power Flow (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division, fell 1st, in a race won by Saveiro (11-0) at Kelso 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr, 16 ran.
Railway Dillon (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, led 3 out, headed approaching next, soon outpaced, rallied last, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Minella Stars (11-0) at Hereford 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.
Seren Rouge 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, chased leaders approaching 3 out, weakened next, 3rd of 17, 15l behind Yurok (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Stop On 14-1 (10-12) In touch, effort and every chance between last 2, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 11, 20l behind Silk Drum (10-9) at Kelso 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Oct '08.
Tinseltown 40-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear on inner, headway after 4 out, hit 2 out, ridden before last, soon weakened, 8th of 18, 23l behind A Bridge Too Far (11-4) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Velvet Vic (IRE) 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold early, hit 2nd, lost place after 3rd, weakening when pecked 5th, 5th of 11, well behind Charminster (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Why Are You Asking (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs in 3rd/4th until 2nd brfly 6out, ld 3out, outjumped & hdd 2out, no ex bef last, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Rebel Hunter (12-0) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd in May.