This looks competitive and from a shortlist of Jokers Legacy, St Killian's Run and TISFREETDREAM we will side with the last mentioned. The selection was an eyecatcher last time out when he ran third behind Officier De Reserve. This drop in trip is a big plus for him, he is in great heart and although he does find one too good more often than he should, nonetheless he looks to hold solid claims today. Jokers Legacy has got some good bumper form but he is returning from a lengthy break here and he is jumping a hurdle in public for the first time so he is not one to be plunging on at a short price. St Killian's Run has got some fair point-to-point form and anything Paul Nicholls sends to post in these type of events has to be considered. He could go well, but the market will be a guide to his chance. Alan King has two runners in this race and of the pair Midnight Sail makes most appeal. But we are quite sweet on Tisfreetdream here and he is put forward as the one to beat.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) 3rd of 10, 5l behind Officier De Reserve (10-12) at Warwick 3m 1f nov hdl (4) gs.
All For A Star (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Prominent, lost place 5th, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 33l behind Benmore Boy (10-12) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Broken Beau (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Great Endeavour (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Irish Power (IRE) (12-0) 4th of 16, 28l behind Tiveny Tyne (12-0) at Farmacaffley 3m ire ptp sft in Feb '07.
Jokers Legacy (IRE) 13-8fav (11-2) Chased clear leader, headway 4f out, led over 2f out, soon clear, comfortably, won at Chepstow 2m nhf (6) sft in Mar beating Dont Tell Baby (10-13) by 5l, 8 ran.
Major Rumble 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 6th, no chance after 8th, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Tisfreetdream (10-11) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Midnight Sail 11-8fav (10-12) Held up, headway 7th, mistake 8th, ridden and every chance approaching 2 out, weakened after, 3rd of 11, 23l behind Barnhill Brownie (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Millarky 14-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway 7f out, ridden over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 10, 19l behind Putney Bridge (11-4) at Stratford 2m nhf (5) sft in Mar.
Outlaw Tom (IRE) Luso gelding out of Timely Approach.
Project Gallery (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) With leader, led 2nd, headed 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 6th of 15, 8l behind Great Endeavour (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Quel Bruere (FR) Sassanian gelding out of Housseliere.
Saint Espiegle (FR) 22-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway on inside 9f out, weakened 3f out, not much room on bend 2f out, 9th of 15, 43l behind Silver Kate (10-4) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn nhf (6) gd in Sept.
St Killian's Run (IRE) (11-7) fell at the last in race won by Ide No Idea (11-7) at Tallow 3m ire ptp gs in Feb, 7 ran.
Strategic Approach (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracking leader when fell 4 out in race won by Shalone (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs, 11 ran.
Tremolo (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) In touch, ridden 4f out, weakening when hanging left over 2f out, 5th of 12, 9l behind Smuglin (10-4) at Worcester 2m nhf (6) gd in May.
Weird Al (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway 7f out, ridden 4f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 16, 10l behind Fassaroe (11-5) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn nhf (5) sft in Jan.
Reasontobecheerful 4-1 (10-11) Chased leader, ridden to challenge 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 14, 25l behind Pontop (11-4) at Wetherby 2m nhf (6) gf in May.
Stowford Press (IRE) 33-1 (10-7) Led 5f, remained prominent, every chance 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 20, 18l behind Madame Mado (10-12) at Warwick 2m mrs nhf (5) gs.