A race no easier for a lack of numbers so BOB 'N' YOU is nominated with a degree of caution. Ian Williams' gelding ran a fair third in an Aintree hurdles event having sensibly elected to miss the Cheltenham Festival. The trip should represent no issue whatsoever. Ballydub was a disappointing favourite at Bangor on reappearance. He has had more chances to get off the mark than most which probably presents more questions rather than answers. The Giant Bolster hails from an unfashionable yard but he excelled himself when sixth to Peddlers Cross at Cheltenham and would have gone closer at Aintree next time out had he not compromise his chance with a blunder three out. Gordon Elliott's record when teaming up with AP McCoy speaks for itself so Slash And Burn is respected. Indian Pipe Dream seems exactly that.
Ballydub (IRE) 11-2fav (11-10) Mistakes, prominent 1st, soon mid-division, struggling 13th, tailed off, 6th of 12, well behind Royal Kicks (9-9) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.
Bob 'n' You (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, ridden approaching last, kept on, 3rd of 21, 7l behind Ringaroses (11-0) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Indian Pipe Dream (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Behind, blundered 2nd, struggling 4th, mistake 8th, soon tailed off, 6th of 9, well behind Basoda (11-5) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Slash And Burn (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Led and disputed, ridden and strongly pressed after last, headed entering straight, no extra and weakened closing stages, 9th of 18, 13l behind Chicago Grey (11-12) at Galway 2m 6f beg chase gf in Jul.
The Giant Bolster 16-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, pushed along 6th, headway approaching 3 out where mistake, never on terms, 5th of 14, 17l behind Wayward Prince (11-4) at Aintree 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Apr.