This is a shocker and it's only by default that ISTHEREADIFFERENCE gets the nod as he will have needed last month's run over hurdles following a long break since a very good run over fences at Taunton. Katie's Massini made her chasing debut at Bangor earlier this month but ran poorly while Meirig's Dream hardly jumped a fence when pulling up at Newton Abbot last week. Theabsentmare is in poor form but could still be good enough for a place on the rostrum.
Billeragh Milan (IRE) 66-1 (10-6) In touch, lost place 5th, tailed off mistake last, 6th of 12, 50l behind Saint Jerome (11-6) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Isthereadifference (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 43l behind Polo Springs (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Kyles Faith (IRE) 33-1 (10-6) Always tailed off, pulled up soon after 2 out, in a race won by Purple 'n Gold (11-1) at Kempton 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd, 15 ran.
Katie's Massini (IRE) 6-1 (10-1) Close up, headway 7th, ridden next, weakened 2 out, 4th of 5, 36l behind Sudski Star (11-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Red Rosso 14-1 (10-10) Tracked leader to 7th, soon lost place, no chance from next, refused last, in a race won by Ratify (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Nov, 6 ran.
Meirig's Dream (IRE) 7-2 (10-4) Always towards rear, weakened before 10th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Nomadic Storm (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy, 6 ran.
The Absent Mare 12-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, headway on outside 8th, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 12, well behind Fair Bramble (11-7) at Towcester 2m 3f Mares Novice Handicap Chase (0-110) (5yo+) (4) gd in Apr.
Ricketyrock 66-1 (10-0) Led, went left 1st, and soon clear, headed after 3 out, weakened approaching next, 9th of 15, 17l behind Mighty Mambo (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.