Classic Colori makes his hurdling debut and is rated higher on the Flat than It's A Mans World. However, the latter has the benefit of experience over hurdles and posted his best effort so far when runner-up at Fakenham last month. LORD OF HOUSE won on the Flat in Germany and finished a respectable third on his hurdling bow at Aintree behind the well-regarded Gevrey Chamberlin. Charlie Mann's charge is fancied to land this with normal improvement. Winning pointer Lost Legend is worth noting and Supreme Asset could go well on his return to action.
Classic Colori (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Close up, ridden and weakened 3f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Wannabe King (9-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft (flat).
It's A Mans World 8-1 (10-12) Held up, headway 5th, went 2nd approaching last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 11l behind Close Touch (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Lord Of House (GER) 25-1 (11-0) Tacked leading pair throughout, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression in clear 3rd from over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Gevrey Chambertin (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Lost Legend (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) Rr mid div, 11th 5out & 9th gng well aftr 4out, prog from 3out, ld bef last, row, won at Knockanard 3m ire ptp hvy in Feb beating Forde In America (12-0) by 5l, 17 ran.
Samingarry (FR) 66-1 (10-11) Slow 3rd, took keen hold and always towards rear, 7th of 11, 34l behind Orabora (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft.
Supreme Asset (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway over f out, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Shanen (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in May.
Torrential Raine 66-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, never involved, 10th of 13, 22l behind Kings Flagship (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Ut Majeur Aulmes (FR) 5-2 (10-9) Mid-division headway to chase leaders halfway, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 8, 30l behind Bathcounty (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.