Wayne Hutchinson has just the one ride for Alan King so we will take the hint and row in with HENRY SAN. The gelding appeared all at sea on the esoteric Towcester circuit but he still looks relatively lightly raced, and it appears significant that connections have gone to the trouble of persevering with him. Forever My Friend has proved something of a standing dish at Ffos Las and may possibly have finished closer at Worcester had his rider not dropped his whip at a vital stage. Sporting Boy has proved more than capable of winning over hurdles when fast ground has obtained although he has been unable to realise similar levels of form over the larger obstacles. The Mad Robertson is often the subject of market support though he'd need to improve upon his recent third at Huntingdon in order to be taking a hand in this.
Henry San (IRE) 8-11fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, pushed along 9th, one pace from 2 out, 3rd of 5, 13l behind Papradon (10-13) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Sporting Boy (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, lost place briefly 3rd, weakened before 4 out, 5th of 9, well behind Hodgson (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Jun.
Fintan 12-1 (11-4) Reluctant to leave collecting area, prominent on outside, lost place when not fluent 3 out, well beaten next, 6th of 9, 32l behind Alwaystheoptimist (11-9) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
The Mad Robertson (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Haar (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nov chs 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Lukeys Luck 11-2 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened after last, 7th of 11, 11l behind Finger Onthe Pulse (11-11) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.
Forever My Friend (IRE) 7-2fav (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway before 5 out, ridden and every chance 4 out, in 3rd and ridden when rider dropped whip, no extra last 75 yards, 4th of 10, 6l behind Adrenalin Flight (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gd.