Bumper winner Titchwood could figure on his hurdling bow and first start since March as could Irish bumper winner Superior Quality on his debut for a new trainer. Oyster Shell is another to note on his hurdling bow but Phone Home makes more appeal on the back of his second over timber at Folkestone last month. Warren Chase should finish closer today but the vote goes to SALMANAZAR, a bumper winner who ran well for a long way on his hurdling bow at Exeter and expected to improve with that outing under his belt.
Ballymurry (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Mid div, 8th 5out, prog bef 4out & cl 4th bef 2out, cl en 3rd at last, no ex, 3rd of 19, 6l behind Keppols Hill (12-0) at Athlacca 3m ire ptp gd in May '11.
Chosen Dream (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, weakening when mistake 2 out, 8th of 13, 31l behind Thomas Crapper (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.
Cowbridge (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, no impression 3f out, tailed off, 11th of 13, 43l behind Ace Fighter Pilot (11-0) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Nov '11.
Cyrien Star 25-1 (10-12) Led, headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 10, 16l behind Polly Peachum (10-5) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) sft in Nov.
Further More (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Close up, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 10, well behind Provo (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Mecox Bay (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Held up, headway to chase winner over 3f out until 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Delagoa Bay (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May (flat).
Oyster Shell 7-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd entering final 2f, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 9l behind Seebright (11-3) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Phone Home (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Led until after 1st, tracked winner, mistake and went right 3 out, ridden and switched left approaching last, stayed on, unable to challenge, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Explained (11-0) at Folkestone 2m 1f NH Maiden Hurdle (4-6yo) (5) sft in Nov.
Salmanazar 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, went close 3rd when hit 3 out, not fluent and stumbled 2 out, weakened last, lost 3rd flat, 4th of 8, 19l behind Atlantic Roller (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) sft in Nov.
Salto D'albain (FR) 28-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, went 5th over 4f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 31l behind Ballincurrig (10-12) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Shadesofnavy 66-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind My Lad Percy (10-13) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jun.
Silver Eagle (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Ww rr, prog in fair 4th bef 3out & disp 2out, cl 2nd bef last, no ex final 100 yards, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Dreams Of Milan (11-7) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr.
Superior Quality (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Led, ridden and strongly pressed 3f out, headed 2f out, no extra, 8th of 10, 37l behind Mister Nibbles (10-9) at Down Royal 2m N H flat sft in Jun.
Titchwood (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Chased leaders, challenged going well over 4f out, led over 2f out, came clear final 2f, easily, won at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (5) sft in Mar beating Ubique (11-3) by 7l, 11 ran.
Tully Roe (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Kay Tully.
Unrealistic Target Karinga Bay gelding out of Carravanish.
Warren Chase (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) With leader, led 3 out, headed before next, faded, 4th of 8, 25l behind Crackentorp (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec '11.
Zakaroo 100-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 43l behind King Spirit (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.