Avoca Promise will find this easier than his latest task at Sandown and a bold bid looks likely from him while Enroller had finished runner-up at Market Rasen before being well beaten back on the Flat last time. However, THE PRETENDER was just getting into the race when falling at Newbury last month and may well have gone close with a clear round. He gets the nod to open his account over hurdles today with Kadoodd looking a likely improver on only his second start over timber.
Allez Les Rouges (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, outpaced when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Tindaro (11-0) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Avoca Promise (IRE) 9-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and switched right before 2 out where hampered, soon beaten, 4th of 5, 15l behind Claret Cloak (11-2) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Capisci (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Led, clear 2nd until 5th, headed approaching 4 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Hadrian's Approach (11-0) at Ascot 2m 6f NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Dec.
Cornish Beau (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, jumped left 1st, ridden after 5th, lost place approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 30l behind Court In Session (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gf in Oct.
Enroller (IRE) 13-8fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, chased winner before 2 out, kept on and always held, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Theodore Lamb (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Ilewin Dundee 16-1 (10-13) Midfield, pushed along 1 mile out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Mr Mole (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs.
Magic Place 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, hit 5th and ridden, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Solaras Exhibition (10-8) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Meirig's Dream (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Jumped right and not always fluent, held up, bumped 1st, left 4th after 5th, ridden and outpaced when mistake 7th, lost touch and mistake next, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Milarrow (10-10) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, well behind Awaywiththegreys (10-13) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
The Pretender (FR) 6-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, hampered 3rd, headway 7th, ridden after 3 out, disputing 4 lengths 3rd when fell 2 out, in a race won by Midnight Tuesday (11-4) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) gs in Mar, 11 ran.
Ivan The Terrible (IRE) 100-1 (10-2) Always behind, 11th of 16, well behind Johns Spirit (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Kadoodd (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Led until 3 out, soon ridden, no extra when mistake last, weakened flat, 6th of 15, 14l behind Sonoran Sands (10-2) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Proximo (FR) 28-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, tracked leader, jumped right 4th, hit 3 out, soon led, headed approaching 2 out where not fluent, 4th and no extra when mistake last, 4th of 7, 20l behind Vendor (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Unex Degas (IRE) 7-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders on outside, not fluent 4th or 7th, mistake 3 out, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Dj Milan (11-1) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Dundrum Dancer (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, in touch, headway to chase leading pair 3 out, mistake 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 8, 20l behind Bollin Judith (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd.