Greyhope is less exposed than most but needs to be forgiven a tailed off effort last time and is probably best watched. Flash Harriet has no secrets from the handicapper has has definite chances on the best of her hurdling form in 2012 and her return to action after an absence in February should have swept away any cobwebs. She is expected to be in the mix but ONE FOR LUCK appeals as a more interesting alternative. Admittedly way below par at Southwell last time, previous efforts when third to Aye Well at Catterick and fifth of 12 in a fair Doncaster hurdle just about set the standard here in a modest contest. The son of Bollin Eric is afforded another chance whilst a possible outsider to take note of is the lightly-raced American-bred Shaker Style.
Grimwith 80-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, weakened before 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Gymdoli (10-12) at Hexham 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) hvy in Nov.
One For Luck 7-1 (11-10) Held up mid-division, chased leaders when hampered 3rd, weakened from 2 out, 9th of 14, 28l behind Yippee Kiyay (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Vodka Red (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, prominent, mistake 2nd, not fluent 3 out, soon chasing winner, no impression, mistakes last 2, 2nd of 8, 12l behind Kissing Clara (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3yo sll hdl (5) gf in Aug '11.
Greyhope 16-1 (10-6) Mid-division, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened and behind, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Broctune Papa Gio (10-9) at Doncaster 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Flash Harriet 13-2 (10-6) Chased leaders, mistake and lost place 4th, well beaten after 3 out, 10th of 15, 36l behind Rocky Elsom (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.
Desert Nova (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Behind, outpaced 3 out, headway under pressure when not fluent next, stayed on to go 3rd after last, no impression, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Tickatack (11-12) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan '12.
Fozy Moss 100-1 (10-10) Mid-division, lost place after 3rd, soon behind, tailed off, 12th of 14, 50l behind Supreme Asset (11-8) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Shaker Style (USA) 6-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden 2 out, kept on under pressure approaching last, never reached leaders, 4th of 10, 20l behind Coverholder (10-1) at Catterick 2m sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
Quite Sparky 7-2 (9-9) With leader, jumped slow and lost place from 4th, soon reminders, 5th of 9, 17l behind Lauberhorn (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.