There will be no hiding place over this extreme trip and Martin Hill looks to have found a suitable opportunity for his admirable veteran, BOLD PERK. A winner over fences at Wincanton and Fontwell, he is rated significantly lower over hurdles and should have no issues in relation to trip and going. Palace Jester has struggled over fences but it's worth remembering that he won a hurdle off a mark of 135 at Chepstow a couple of seasons ago. Similarly, Qulinton was third in the Summer Plate at Market Rasen last season and he will take his chance off a rating some 17lb lower this afternoon. Qualviro is yet to race on ground as quick as this but the former Jim Culloty inmate has shaped with promise on two recent outings at Stratford. Ahead Ahead is in good heart and appears the pick of the remainder.
Qualviro (FR) 6-1 (10-12) With leader, led 7th, headed 4 out, hampered after 2 out, no extra before last, 6th of 10, 15l behind Sail And Return (10-10) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
Palace Jester 13-2 (11-8) Prominent, led 14th, headed 5 out, soon lost place, weakened next, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Satou (10-13) at Uttoxeter 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun, 13 ran.
Qulinton (FR) 7-1 (11-2) Close up, pushed along before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 6th of 15, 37l behind On The Bridge (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Lucky Vic (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Held up, mistake and hampered 1st, headway after 3rd, ridden 5th, weakened from next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind True Blue (11-7) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Mobaasher (USA) 3-1 (12-0) Prom til wknd 18, 5th of 6, 13l behind Joaaci (12-0) at Eggesford 4m ptp gf in May.
Bold Perk (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) In rear, lost touch 4 out, last of 6, 33l behind Gullible Gordon (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Jun.
American Legend (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Prominent, weakened quickly after 9th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Seymour Eric (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb, 17 ran.
Ahead Ahead (IRE) 6-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, slightly hampered 8th, headway next, mistake last (normal 2 out), every chance after omitted last, held close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Little Eaglet (10-11) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Noble Chic 10-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, fell 3rd, in a race won by Lough Derg Way (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jun, 8 ran.