The four-year-old Marju's Quest would be interesting if the ground got any quicker. Tangolan hasn't shown much so far for Phil Middleton but was placed twice in Ireland last year and Don Padeja showed his turn wasn't far away when only beaten half-a-length by Mandy's Boy at Ludlow last month. Sleep In First is well treated on his chase form but is 0-17 over hurdles. FAITH JICARO had a pipe-opener on the Polytrack earlier this month. She has the past form to suggest she'll go well here and is preferred to the consistent Focail Maith on today's terms.
Lyssio (GER) 6-1 (10-11) Mid-division, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, behind and pulled up before next, in a race won by Alfraamsey (11-4) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Sep, 10 ran.
Focail Maith 9-4fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, led next, headed last, soon hung left, one pace, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Gold Futures (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Tangolan (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, in 4th when unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Minella Reception (11-8) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf, 12 ran.
Don Padeja 9-1 (10-7) Prominent, challenged from 3 out, stayed on flat, just held, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Mandy's Boy (10-10) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in May.
Faith Jicaro (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 4 out, weakened and behind before next, 5th of 6, 24l behind Flying Phoenix (10-13) at Ludlow 2m (4) gd in Dec.
Marju's Quest (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Took keen hold in rear, pushed along and struggling before 6th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Chalk It Down (11-8) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
Sleep In First (FR) 10-3 (10-13) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Snowed In (10-1) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.
Osorios Trial 100-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling before 3 out, 8th of 9, 12l behind August Hill (11-4) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Danisa 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along approaching 3 out, kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Midnight Thomas (10-0) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in May.