ANY GIVEN DAY was set some very stiff tasks over hurdles last season but should enjoy better luck on his chasing bow if jumping adequately and can complete a quick double for trainer and jockey. Alba King has a good record over the smaller obstacles and will have had plenty of schooling but former hunter chaser Gin Cobbler looks to be facing a very stiff task at the weights having finished tailed off at Hexham earlier this month. None of the others make much appeal.
Gin Cobbler 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division in 4th, blundered 14th, went 3rd before last, no impression, 3rd of 10, well behind Balding Banker (10-7) at Hexham 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd.
Alba King (IRE) 11-2 (10-3) Tracked leaders until after 1st, mid-division, ridden after 3rd, lost touch afetr 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, 42l behind White Fusion (11-10) at Catterick 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Any Given Day (IRE) 40-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, soon in rear, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, well behind Solwhit (11-7) at Aintree 3m hdl G1 (1) gs in Apr.
Chicago Outfit (IRE) 13-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, mistake 4th, reminder and lost place after next, plugged on from 2 out to take modest 4th latter stages, 4th of 11, 34l behind La Pantera Rosa (10-13) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in May '12.
Diddley Dee 11-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway before 6th to chase leaders, went 2nd 3 out, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 7, 12l behind Takaatuf (10-10) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Discoverie 100-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, well behind African Gold (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (4) sft in Feb.
Dun To Perfection 18-1 (9-9) Chased leaders on outside, ridden before 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 12, 26l behind Full Speed (11-9) at Newcastle 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.
Go Teescomponents 20-1 (10-0) In rear, struggling to keep up 4th, lost touch after 6th, 9th of 11, 49l behind Adios Alonso (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Indian Voyage (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, no extra last, 6th of 10, 21l behind Phoenix Returns (10-8) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Presenting Junior (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra flat, 6th of 11, 21l behind Catawollow (9-8) at Wetherby 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Prince Blackthorn (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 4th until pushed along approachng 4 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Goodlukin Lucy (10-10) at Wetherby 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.