Not many of these have hurdling experience and the likes of Mighty Snazy and Royal Swain are returning from lengthy absences. It's impossible to have much faith in the once-useful Record Breaker as he's now a nine-year-old and has had plenty of chances over timber so we'll take him on with WATERFORD STAR. A three-times winner over 2m on the Flat, he was third to subsequent scorer Lord Grantham at Ffos Las last month and should have more to offer. Sterling Gent has hinted at ability and may do better over this extra half-mile.
Banks Road (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Whipped around start and unseated rider, in a race won by Jojabean (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
Flatfoot Boogie (FR) King's Theatre gelding out of Cure The Blues.
Maxed Out King (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Pr, 2nd 1/2 way, 3rd 3out, wknd 2out, ko onepce, 3rd of 10, 21l behind The Last Samuri (12-0) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp sft in May.
Mighty Snazy 9-2 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd approaching straight, 2nd and kept on same pace under pressure from last, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Barel Of Laughs (11-10) at Tipperary 2m 4f beg chs gs in Oct '11.
Oculist 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 10th of 12, 35l behind Katies Tuitor (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep '11 (flat).
Record Breaker (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden after 6th, no extra 2 out, 4th of 10, 23l behind Garryleigh (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Royal Swain (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 20, 16l behind Megastar (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr '10.
Sterling Gent (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, stayed on same pace fom next, 4th of 15, 17l behind Anay Turge (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Waterford Star (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) In touch, slow 2nd, headway when hampered 3 out, chased leaders next, soon no impression, 3rd of 8, 14l behind Lord Grantham (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
West End Classic (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) In rear, took keen hold and headway into mid-division 3rd, chased leaders before 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression when left 4th and hampered last, 4th of 11, 17l behind Lord Grantham (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Hope Royal 40-1 (10-9) Prominent on outside, led 10f out, headed 8f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 13, 32l behind Ulzana's Raid (10-12) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in May.
Night Of Passion (IRE) Winged Love mare out of Miss Dundee.