Run Along Boy probably brings the strongest form into this but Neil Mulholland's Irish import is hardly nap material having already had 14 starts over timber without managing to get his head in front. Quiet Whisper carries a penalty for his C&D win in May but hasn't been disgraced in three runs since and can't be ignored, while Alarming Alacrity may still have some scope. SMALL FLY has fallen in his two runs over hurdles to date but was staying on nicely in third when coming to grief at Ffos Las in March and, providing his confidence hasn't been affected, could represent a bit of value in this.
Quiet Whisper (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up, took keen hold, headway 3rd, led 5th, headed next, every chance when not fluent 3 out, no extra flat, 6th of 9, 9l behind Teshali (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Alarming Alacrity (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Jumped right, tracked leaders, bumped 5th, weakened after next, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind My Brother Sylvest (10-12) at Stratford 2m nov hdl (4) gf in Sep '10.
Run Along Boy 3-1 (10-12) In touch, went 2nd after 3 out briefly, ridden and beaten in 3rd when left 2nd 2 out, no impression, 2nd of 6, 13l behind Lady Karinga (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Small Fly (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Towards rear, behind and no chance when fell 2 out, in a race won by Galiotto (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Mar, 10 ran.