Akdam is the obvious starting point but has been a beaten favourite twice since making a winning debut in a poor race at Hexham. Refer had the highest rating of these on the Flat so market interest would be significant and Beau Select has also won on the level, though recent form is off-putting, while Vergality Ridge only kept on through beaten horses at Newton Abbot eight days ago. John Quinn normally does well with his juvenile hurdlers so we'll take a chance on MANY LEVELS, who showed little on the Flat but may do better now faced with a set of hurdles.
Akdam (IRE) 4-7fav (11-4) With leader, led before 5th, soon headed and given reminder, mistake and driven 3 out, led again briefly before 2 out, edged right between last 2, went left last, stayed on same pace flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Walter White (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (3) gf.
Arabougg 100-1 (9-5) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 6, 23l behind Red Refraction (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar (flat).
Beau Select (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders to over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 16l behind Azma (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd (flat).
Instinctual 5-1 (8-12) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd 8f out, led 4f out, ridden clear 3f out, headed inside final 2f, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Jacobella (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd (flat).
Many Levels 5-1 (8-2) Keen early tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 27l behind Outlaw Torn (9-11) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul (flat).
Refer 7-1 (9-7) Chased leader until 5f out, chased leaders, edged left over 3f out, ridden and weakened quickly over 2f out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 35l behind Plutocracy (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May (flat).
Vergality Ridge (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up, not fluent 2nd, jumped left next, not fluent 4th, stayed on approaching 2 out, went 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Baltic Blade (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gf.
Wooly Bully 100-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, eased, 11th of 12, well behind Fledged (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul (flat).
Ruff Luck 14-1 (9-12) In touch, jumped slow 2nd, headway before 4 out, went 3rd 3 out until before last, one pace, 5th of 7, 33l behind Hanga Roa (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gf.