Dreamsoftheatre represents a yard sure to secure a host of summer successes and showed his turn was near when a good second to Kilbree Kid at Market Rasen on his latest start. He's sure to be involved but HERONRY was the better hurdler of the pair on official ratings by some way and can land a first chasing success after things went badly for him when pulled up on his only other chase start last autumn. Nicky Henderson will have done plenty of work with the gelding since that unfortunate experience. Mr Satco is an interesting chasing recruit for the McCain team while Barlow and Accordingtojodie could also have a part to play.
Barlow (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Led until 5 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 10, 41l behind Lamb Or Cod (11-8) at Cheltenham 3m 1f nov ltd hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Accordingtojodie (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division in touch, headway 12th, chased winner after 5 out, ridden and outpaced in 3rd 2 out, stayed on to regain 2nd towards finish, no impression, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Drum Valley (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs.
Brilliant Barca 50-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Busted Tycoon (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun '13.
Dreamsoftheatre (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway after 4 out, went 3rd before 2 out, kept on well to chase winner run-in, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Kilbree Kid (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chase (4) gd.
Fiddlers Bid 3-1 (11-0) With leader, led before 3 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, no extra and lost 2nd place run-in, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Kilbree Kid (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chase (4) gd.
Heronry (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway when not fluent 7th, lost place when not much room 2 out, weakened before last, 9th of 17, 36l behind Kingsmere (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Mr Satco (IRE) 7-4 (11-5) Led to 4 out, soon weakened, last of 5, well behind Ocean Club (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Ned The Post (IRE) 12-1 (12-5) Held up; hdwy 15; one pce 2 out, 2nd of 9, 8l behind New Alco (12-5) at Berks & Bucks and Staff College 3m ptp gd in May.
Raid Stane (IRE) 7-2 (12-3) Ap; led 12; drvn out, won at Fife 3m ptp gs in Apr beating Another Dark Rum (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Roses Legend 8-1 (10-7) Towards rear, blundered 3rd in mid-division,headway to lead 4 out, headed 2 out, kept on from last, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Tough Talkin Man (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs.
Silver Man 11-2 (10-12) Led narrowly, headed 5 out, weakened before next, 6th of 10, 22l behind Drum Valley (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gs.