CALL ME A LEGEND is a confident selection with Youngstown and Nothingbutthetruth likely to give her most to do. Alan King's filly is in receipt of all the allowances today and with little worry about the conditions, she can make the weight concession pay. Youngstown was well beaten in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. He is much better than his Hexham hurdling debut suggests. Nothingbutthetruth has to shoulder a penalty despite that victory obtaining in a selling plate. Sold for 8,500 guineas afterwards, connections will chase an immediate return on investment. Dance Island was well beaten on hurdling debut. Key Cutter was backed at longer odds on debut so could be anything. Moves Goodenough was a handicapper over a mile on the flat and is closely noted in the market. Call Me A Legend is our call.
Nothingbutthetruth (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Jumped right and hung right, in touch, led 4th, mistake 3 out, hit 2 out, ridden and headed last, ran on to regain lead last 50 yards, won at Uttoxeter 2m nov sll hdl (5) gs in Oct beating Sun Quest (10-9) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Cartoonist (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear and keen, weakened 4 out, 5th of 8, well behind Total Victory (11-0) at Aintree 2m 3yo nov hdl (2) gd in Oct '06.
Dance Island (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, soon chasing leaders, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 8th of 16, well behind Massasoit (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) sft in Oct.
Key Cutter (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, ran green over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 17, 27l behind According To Dick (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m nhf (4) gd in Oct.
Marlyn Ridge 25-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, settled in mid-division, headway 6th, chased leaders next, weakened soon after, 6th of 12, 25l behind Bergo (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Oct.
Moves Goodenough 9-1 (9-2) In touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed clear, won at Bath 1m app hcp (5) gs in Oct beating Prairie Storm (9-4) by 6l, 13 ran (Flat).
Youngstown (IRE) 11-4fav (11-0) Led 2nd until headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 48l behind Black Mogul (10-7) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.
Call Me A Legend 13-2 (11-1) Mid-division, headway halfway, led going well over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, soon headed, no extra, 3rd of 20, 2 1/2l behind Carole's Legacy (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f mrs lst nhf (1) gd in Apr.