THANKS FOR COMING and The Musical Guy appear the two to concentrate on in this with preference for the former, who has his sights lowered after failing to complete at Newbury and Cheltenham. Previous runs here and at Sandown give him the edge over Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge, who has been knocking on the door but probably needs 3m. Regal Presence won over hurdles at Ascot last month and can't be ignored if taking to fences and Brough Academy may be the pick of the remainder.
Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) In rear, pushed along after 5th, reminders before 6th, soon tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Westward Point (11-4) at Warwick 2m 5f nh nov hdl (3) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Brough Academy (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, hit 5th and lost place, ridden and struggling 7th, never on terms after, tailed off, 8th of 9, 21l behind E Street Boy (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Dramatic Victory (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) In rear, jumped slowly and lost touch 5th, soon very badly tailed off, left poor 4th 2 out, 4th of 6, well behind Muldoon's Picnic (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in Apr.
Regal Presence (IRE) 9-2fav (10-2) Mid-division, headway 9th, 4th 2 out, weakened approaching last, tailed off, 10th of 17, well behind Lower Hope Dandy (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Supermightyfine 16-1 (10-8) Held up in mid-division, some headway 8th, never on terms, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 14, well behind Moscow In April (10-6) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Thanks For Coming 5-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 4th, mistake 8th, lost place 10th, behind before 12th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Grouse Lodge (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m 5f nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Apr, 9 ran.
The Musical Guy (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd from 3 out, one pace and jumped right next 2 fences, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Fiddlers Reel (10-5) at Perth 3m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.