Workbench had a couple of runs in bumpers last season and should do better now he tackles hurdles. TURN OVER SIVOLA made a successful start to his hurdling career at Plumpton in May and the second has won twice since. Alan King's five-year-old may be the one to beat here as he has more scope than Swampfire. Sleeping City pulled hard and fell early on in a handicap at Wincanton on Sunday but is presumably none the worse for the experience and could figure if he settles better here but Think Its All Over was well beaten at Ffos Las in April despite finishing fourth.
Swampfire (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden in 5th after 3 out, moderate 7th 2 out, kept on one pace, 6th of 16, 25l behind Burrenbridge Lodge (11-5) at Listowel 2m 4yo hcp hdl hvy in Sep.
Turn Over Sivola (FR) 10-3 (11-0) Held up, headway 5th, tracked leader 3 out, led before next, ridden out, won at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in May beating Battlecat (10-11) by 4l, 8 ran.
By Command 50-1 (11-0) Raced keenly, driven and outpaced before 2 out, soon lost place, 8th and beaten when mistake last, 10th of 16, 27l behind Eastlake (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr '11.
Emperor Commodos 10-1 (10-11) Led, joined 3f out, headed well over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 12l behind Whisky Yankee (11-4) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
Ladies Dancing 66-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 2nd 3 out, led well before 2 out, ridden and headed last, hung left and bumped winner soon after, one pace and held, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Dona (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan '11.
Petara Bay (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 14l behind Motivado (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug (flat).
Sleeping City (FR) 5-1 (11-10) Keen hold in mid-division until fell 2nd, in a race won by Canadian Diamond (10-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd, 14 ran.
Think Its All Over (USA) 12-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, left poor 3rd and mistake last, dropped to 4th close home, 4th of 15, 33l behind Gap Of Dunloe (10-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Workbench (FR) 10-3 (10-3) Raced keenly, led after 2f, headed 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 25l behind Tolkeins Tango (10-7) at Chepstow 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Sterling Bill (IRE) 100-1 (9-12) In rear, struggling after 5th, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind The New One (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft.