The market will be the best guide to the chances of the returning Arabian Heights, Vengeur De Guye and Young Palm while Heist makes his racecourse debut, though is by Galileo and a full brother to a hurdles winner. Though failing to confirm earlier running with Handmaid here last time, NEVER NEVER looks the one to be on as course and distance winner Dr Moloney has already been tried over fences and his future may lie in that sphere.
Dr Moloney (IRE) 4-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, steady headway from halfway, chased leaders 3 out, led next, strongly challenged approaching last (1 hurdle ommited), won at Perth 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Jul beating Kings Folly (10-9) by nk, 9 ran.
Never Never (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Led, driven when headed approaching 2 out, soon rallied, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Handmaid (10-12) at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Arabian Heights 18-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, headway after 5th, lost place 3 out, 12th of 15, well behind Hefner (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar '13.
Vengeur De Guye (FR) (10-5) 2nd of 11, 2l behind Un Jour Ou L'autre (11-0) at Enghien(FR) 2m 3f chs sft in Mar '13.
Young Palm (IRE) 4-6fav (11-12) Chased leaders, not fluent, 4th halfway, ridden 3 out, no extra before next, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 19l behind Landero (11-12) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gf in Jun '12.
Heist (IRE) Galileo gelding out of Matikanehanafubuki.