MY LAD PERCY has been competing in better company and finished well ahead of Tarvini when third at Worcester. He can race off the same mark and a similar effort should be good enough. Stonethrower hasn't won over hurdles since 2011 but showed a bit more at Ffos Las recently while Franklin Roosevelt can race off a lower mark back over the smaller obstacles. Viking Blond won a selling hurdle when last seen at track in April, while Huntingdon winner Southway Queen can race off the same mark today, but was tailed off here on her reappearance.
Stonethrower (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before and mistake 2 out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Whisky Yankee (11-1) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Jun.
Possol (FR) 18-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway from 2nd, led after 4th, not fluent next, headed before 3 out, beaten from 2 out, weakened flat, 6th of 12, 23l behind Masterofdeception (11-1) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Well Mett (IRE) 13-2 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 14th, 5th when stumbled badly and unseated rider 16th, in a race won by Prince Tom (11-12) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd, 14 ran.
Viking Blond (FR) 11-4fav (11-1) Held up tracking leaders, pushed along in 4th after 4 out, chased leading pair before next, driven and stayed on approaching last, ran on under pressure between horses to lead final 50 yards, won at Ffos Las 3m sell (5) hvy in Apr beating Maller Tree (11-0) by 1l, 6 ran.
My Lad Percy 4-1 (10-4) Close up, not fluent 3 out, hung left and stayed on same pace flat, no impression on winner, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Princely Player (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Tarvini (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Behind and niggled along, well beaten after 9th, 8th of 9, well behind Princely Player (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up behind leaders, reminder and lost place after 4th, outpaced before 12th, no impression after, went 4th flat, 4th of 9, 16l behind Union Jack D'ycy (11-9) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.
Southway Queen 18-1 (10-12) Mid-division until lost place 8th, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Silent Knight (10-13) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Right Enough 4-6 (12-5) (bl) fell 4, in a race won by Checkerboard (12-5) at Torrington Farmers 3m ptp gf in Jun, 5 ran.