BENETWOOD is dropped into selling company for the first time and is thought good enough to win, while both Iffy and Lord Baskerville are more than capable on their day and are worthy of respect. The selection has won four times in total and earned himself a mark of 128 at his peak. He finished second to Simply Blue at Wincanton on his penultimate run back in March but pulled up at Perth on his last outing. He comes into this race with no penalty to carry and is well in at the weights so he is difficult to oppose. Iffy is another horse that was rated as high as 121 over hurdles before his form started to dwindle. He had performed well in novice chases this winter for Richard Lee and cannot be dismissed lightly now running in a selling hurdle for the first time. Lord Baskerville was a decent handicap hurdler on his day winning five times and earning himself a career high mark of 127. Again he runs in a seller for the first after finding life tough off his current rating so he is another to note in the betting market. As sellers go this is as good as it gets but Benetwood looks the form pick and with Tony McCoy booked he is the preferred pick.
Aviemore 66-1 (10-6) In touch, mistake 4th, ridden, weakened 10th, 4th of 7, well behind Shergill (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 7f nh nov hdl (3) gf in May.
Barney (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) Led to 4th, weakened 4 out, pulled up after next, in a race won by Newgate (10-9) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May, 10 ran.
Benetwood (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Jumped left, led to 3rd, outpaced when hit 4 out, soon ridden and lost place, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Top Mark (11-8) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Bungie 100-1 (10-12) Towards rear, weakened 5th, behind when pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Priest Field (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gd in Nov, 12 ran.
Desert Lover (IRE) 15-2 (10-8) Mid-division, headway after 6th, chasing leaders when hit 3 out, soon beaten, 4th of 13, 14l behind Ameeq (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Epidaurian King (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) In touch, raced keenly, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 15l behind North Walk (11-4) at Ludlow 2m sell (5) gd in May.
Feeling (IRE) 200-1 (10-5) Jumped left, chased leader to 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 7th of 14, 24l behind Levera (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Iffy 8-11fav (11-0) Very reluctant to race, lost many lengths start, caught up by 4th, blundered 7th, challenged 4 out, led and mistake 3 out, headed next, soon drifted left, no extra flat, 2nd of 4, 4l behind William Bonney (11-0) at Ludlow 2m beg chase (4) gd in Mar.
Last Pioneer (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) In touch, outpaced from 3 out, 9th of 18, 37l behind Waltham Abbey (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gd in May.
Lord Baskerville 11-1 (11-9) Led, headed 2nd, ridden and weakend 3 out, 5th of 10, well behind Treaty Flyer (11-4) at Southwell 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in May.
My Condor (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Led until headed 3 out, close up until weakened next, 6th of 7, 34l behind Hollows Mill (9-11) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Rawaabet (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders and keen, mistake and rider lost iron 3rd, weakened after 6th, 9th of 12, well behind Treaty Flyer (10-9) at Ludlow 2m clm hdl (4) gd in Apr.
What's Up Doc (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Held up, hit 4th, headway next, chased leading pair 4 out, ridden next, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Treaty Flyer (10-12) at Fakenham 2m sell hdl (5) gf in May.
Opening Hand 50-1 (11-8) Mid-division, weakened 3 out , behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by White Lightening (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May, 14 ran.
Trojan Hero (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Promiment, went 2nd over 5f out, led 3f out to 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 13l behind Sagunt (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Dec (flat).