Trainer Ian Williams is in good form and DANETIME PANTHER can provide him with another winner; Persian Warrior and Ovthenight look the main dangers. The selection was an easy winner at Worcester last time out when he beat Civil Servant. He has more on his plate here but he won with plenty in hand last time and he looks worth sticking with over this slightly longer trip that will suit. Perisan Warrior is another that scored when last seen out and although his long term future may lie over the bigger obstacles, he should be capable of getting competitive again today for a young rider that gets a decent tune out of him. Ovthenight won on his handicap debut in this sphere last time out and his overall form over hurdles makes him a leading player here. He was all-out to score last time but there may be more to come and if he can improve then he could be good enough to trouble the judge. Eddie Dowling won a claiming hurdle at Perth back in May but he has since been a bit disappointing and we will stick with Danetime Panther to leap to victory.
Persian Warrior (IRE) 4-7fav (11-0) Led until after 4th, led 5th to 7th, remained challenging, led 2 out, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Ormond Lad (10-10) by 3l, 12 ran.
Danetime Panther (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Held up, towards rear, headway on inside 5th, hampered and led last, edged right flat, driven and well in command towards finish, won at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gf beating Civil Servant (10-12) by 4 1/2l, 12 ran.
Eddie Dowling 12-1 (11-2) Not fluent 1st, always towards rear, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Consulate (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (3) gd, 7 ran.
Ovthenight (IRE) 2-1fav (11-3) Held up, headway 5th, pushed along 3 out, led 2 out, headed narrowly last, soon regained lead, driven out, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf beating Fast Fred (9-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Laybach (IRE) 100-1 (10-8) Chased leader, weakened 7th, last of 6, well behind Awesome George (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Climaxtackledotcom 25-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, pulled hard, jumped poorly 6th when mistake 2 out, 9th of 12, 38l behind Persian Warrior (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Handsome Chap 100-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, not fluent 6th, behind when jumped right 7th, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 37l behind Persian Warrior (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Jellytot (USA) 40-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, weakened approaching 4 out, 7th of 12, well behind Sambulando (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.