RATTAN missed a good opportunity when yesterday's meeting was abandoned but should gain compensation here. He wasn't quite at his best in the Galway Hurdle last time but earlier effort on the Flat and when beaten just a head by Satu in a Grade B hurdle at Killarney point to his obvious chance here. Echo Bob is a decent hurdler at his best though he's higher-rated over fences after finishing third in the Red Rum Handicap at Aintree in April. King High also appears better over fences and enters the fray in poor shape while Norther Bay hasn't run over timber since 2010.
Rattan (USA) 20-1 (10-2) Rear of mid-division on outer, 11th halfway, 6th travelling well approaching 2 out, no extra entering straight, weakened, 12th of 20, 28l behind Rebel Fitz (11-5) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft.
Echo Bob (IRE) 7-2 (11-3) Led, soon clear of remainder with 2nd, slight mistake 4th, reduced lead from before 4 out, joined before straight, ridden and headed 3 out, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 11l behind Akinspirit (10-13) at Cork 2m hcp hdl 8Evens23.
King High (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Prominent, led from 3rd, headed 5 out, soon weakened, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Get In There (9-11) at Galway 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 gd, 17 ran.
Norther Bay (FR) 25-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, weakened 7th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Caim Hill (10-10) at Kilbeggan 2m 6f hcp chs in Jul, 14 ran.