SITTING TENNANT wasn't fancied to run as well as he did last time and is fancied to win this on a more demanding track; Alan's Legacy and Bardelot make it to the shortlist. Having made a good start to his career at Wetherby when third behind Lady Bluesky, the selection then ran Mcmurrough close at Kelso on his reappearance. Newcomer Alan's Legacy looks interesting as the stable are in top form and his sales price has increased at every ring he has passed through, whilst Bardelot showed much improved form when second over this course and distance last time. Kosta Brava is another interesting newcomer; he is related to some decent performers and it would be no surprise to see him run well if the money comes for him. Of the others Quwetwo and Kopylova may be capable of hitting a place as both return to the track; however it is Sitting Tennant who can lead them home.
Alan's Legacy (IRE) Presenting gelding out of winning hurdler Dedham Gale.
Bardolet (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Karmadice (10-8) at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) gd in Oct.
Bishops Ploy (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, effort into mid-division over 5f out, no further progress, 12th of 18, 49l behind Cloudy Times (10-11) at Haydock 2m nhf (6) gs in Mar.
Flag Hill 33-1 (11-1) Held up, ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, well behind Sir Tantallus Hawk (10-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nhf (6) gf in Mar.
Glen Vale Karinga Bay gelding out of Furryvale.
Hurricane Jack 40-1 (11-0) Held up, some headway 5f out, soon no impression, 8th of 13, 33l behind McMurrough (11-7) at Kelso 2m nhf (6) gd in Oct.
Kosta Brava (FR) Nikos gelding out of Tamana.
Lookin Daggers (IRE) Daggers Drawn gelding out of Shefoog.
Pekin (FR) 40-1 (10-13) Mid-divison, headway halfway, weakened over 6f out, last of 18, well behind Cloudy Times (10-11) at Haydock 2m nhf (6) gs in Mar.
Prince Tam Terimon gelding out of Princess Maxine.
Quwetwo 16-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, lost place 6f out, rallied 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3l behind Duke of Burgundy (11-11) at Southwell 2m nhf (5) gf in Apr.
Sitting Tennant 33-1 (11-0) Always prominent, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind McMurrough (11-7) at Kelso 2m nhf (6) gd in Oct.
The Fabricator (FR) 33-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, tracked leader, led halfway, headed 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 14, 26l behind Striking Article (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f nhf (6) gs.
Timber Dealer (IRE) Charnwood Forest gelding, half-brother to winners from 5f-1m1f.
Hathamore Classic Cliche filly out of Sillymore.
Kopylova 33-1 (10-9) Held up, effort over 4f out, no impression, 8th of 15, 13l behind Primrose Time (11-2) at Kelso 2m mrs nhf (5) sft in Feb.