PECKHAMECHO was a very progressive sort over hurdles last autumn, running the smart Molotof to a length-and-a-half at Ascot last December, and is likely to start a short price to make a winning start to his chase career with McCoy on board. Secret World is already a nine-year-old and more exposed but is probably the danger if he takes to the larger obstacles as Dave Richards' mare Another Kate is going to need more of a stamina test than she'll get today. Stephen's Green will find easier opportunities in the future but Dolatulo has already run three times over fences in France, though doesn't look a world-beater.
Dolatulo (FR) (10-5) 3rd of 4, 6l behind Nobarak (10-9) at Marseille-Borely(FR) 2m 1f 5yo hdl in Jun.
Peckhamecho (IRE) 13-2 (11-7) Led, headed 4 out, soon lost 2nd but stayed challenging under pressure, not much room on inside bend well before 2 out, ridden to chase winner between last 2, upsides last, every chance until no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Molotof (11-7) at Ascot 2m nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Dec.
Secret World (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Held up, pushed along and headway after 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, 9th of 14, well behind Red Inca (10-7) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Feb.
Stephen's Green (USA) 7-1 (11-0) Held up, took keen hold, jumped right 4th, soon moved closer, 4th when not fluent 2 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Ace Fighter Pilot (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Another Kate (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Led, jumped right and not fluent 1st, mistake 5th, not fluent 8th, headed 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 10, 26l behind Trackmate (11-8) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.