Finellas Fortune's second at Hexham last month is the best hurdling form on offer in this but that was nothing to write home about and it will be a surprise if she doesn't find a least a couple too good here. Several of these showed decent form in bumpers, including Glenora Gale who won at Hexham in June before finishing second under a penalty at Uttoxeter. Cue To Cue disappointed when odds-on at Huntingdon in March, however, so the vote goes to SKENAKILLA CROSS. She's relatively unexposed and her run over 2m at Towcester in April suggests she'll relish the extra here. Thirty Days Out also looks to have plenty of stamina and is preferred to Sparkling Hand of the others.
Barello Road 50-1 (10-12) Held up until fell 1st, in a race won by D'Gigi (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd, 8 ran.
Cue To Cue 2-5fav (10-9) Led after 1f, headed approaching halfway, chased leaders, pushed along and one pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Keyaza (9-9) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Finellas Fortune 8-1 (10-10) In touch, led approaching last, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 13, nk behind Allbarkanobite (10-10) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Glenora Gale (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Prominent, led 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Lough Derg Way (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
Luccombe Chine 25-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 4f out, lost place over 3f out, 12th of 15, 42l behind Elegant Touch (10-12) at Haydock 2m N H flat (6) gd in Nov '10.
Miss Fernietickles 100-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway before 3f out, ridden and weakened before 2f out, 11th of 13, well behind The Weatherman (10-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Riverside Poppet 50-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 5th, weakened from next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Super Duty (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct, 12 ran.
Skenakilla Cross (IRE) 10-3fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway 11f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Wilde Ruby (10-4) at Towcester 2m mares n h flat (5) gf in Apr.
Sparkling Hand 50-1 (10-13) Mid-division on outside, headway over 7f out, lost place 5f out, tailed off, 15th of 18, well behind Tempest River (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gd in Apr.
Thirty Days Out (IRE) 11-4fav (9-13) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 14, 13l behind Capital Venture (10-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Tropenfeuer (FR) 66-1 (10-5) Took keen hold, held up in 4th, no chance with leaders well before 3 out, 5th of 7, well behind Perpetually (11-5) at Haydock 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.