Yasir has shown promise on three of four hurdling starts and was a close second to Tender Surprise here last time, who is thought good enough to contest the opener against better rivals. He should run well again. Kyles Faith hasn't shone in selling hurdles of late and, if anything, looks a better proposition over fences, whilst the frustrating Mister Bricolage is quickly returned to selling company on his second start for Peter Bowen after folding tamely at Perth last time when seemingly going well. This looks to be his grade nowadays and he's not ruled out. Fair Breeze isn't totally discounted off bottomweight but a chance is taken with VUJIYAMA. Clearly not a leading light for the O'Neill team, he pulled up last time when a well-backed favourite and doesn't look straightforward. However, he does have some fair form at his best over timber and could be good enough if over whatever ailed him the last day.
Berkeley Avenue 8-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, weakened 9th, behind and blundered next, soon pulled up, in a race won by Laughton Park (10-7) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar, 13 ran.
Kyles Faith (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked winner, not fluent 1st, ridden after 3rd, outpaced from 5th, went 2nd after 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 14l behind Calaf (11-2) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gs.
Massachusetts 33-1 (9-13) Mid-division, driven after 4 out, no impression 2 out, stayed on to take 4th near finish, no chance with leaders, 4th of 12, 19l behind Galley Slave (11-2) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Mister Bricolage (IRE) 4-1fav (10-12) Mid-division, headway 4 out, every chance 2 out, weakened before last, 8th of 13, 10l behind Trend Is My Friend (11-4) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Vujiyama (FR) 15-8fav (11-11) Led until 1st, tracked leader, not fluent 3rd or 6th, ridden and weakened before next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Iguacu (11-0) at Stratford 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs, 8 ran.
Yasir (USA) 11-8fav (10-9) In touch in 4th, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Tender Surprise (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (5) gd.
Fair Breeze 14-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, 5th of 16, 19l behind Fintan (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f (5) gf.