There are some decent hurdlers making their chasing debut in this. Big Society is one while Azure Aware, successful at Ffos Las in May, is very lightly raced. Winds And Waves likes soft ground and may have had enough for the season when pulled up at Exeter in April while Tullyraine will have had plenty of schooling. SPANISH ARCH could be thrown in on his fencing bow off a mark of 114 as he's already won a point-to-point and is proven on easy surface. Kielan Woods takes off another 3lb and he must be worth an interest. Trafalgar could figure if fully wound-up while Bangor second Achimota is preferred to Stow of the others.
Big Society (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, close up when not fluent 6th, not fluent next, no extra 2 out, 6th of 13, 22l behind Oscar Magic (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4f Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4-8yo) (3) gs in Mar.
Stow 15-2 (11-12) Led until 2nd, remained prominent, driven to challenge 3 out, weakened next, 4th of 6, 25l behind Bobowen (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
Tullyraine (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 8th, mistake 4 out, not much room 4 out, never able to trouble leaders, 7th of 22, 14l behind Trackmate (11-1) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Azure Aware (IRE) 5-2fav (11-0) Made most, ridden and headed, pressed between last 2, hit and narrowly headed last, rallied flat, regained lead towards finish, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May beating Garryleigh (11-0) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Achimota (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) In touch, headway halfway, chased leader 10th, every chance after next, weakened last, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Cardigan Island (10-6) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Winds And Waves (IRE) 11-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, lost place before 6th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Billy Dutton (10-11) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Apr, 12 ran.
Trafalgar (FR) 15-8fav (11-1) Led until approaching 3rd, led 5th, stumbled next, not fluent when pressed 2 out, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov '11 beating Be My Light (10-12) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Comeonginger (IRE) 11-5fav (11-9) Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 8th, pushed along chasing leaders before 3 out, edged left under pressure and weakened 2 out, 5th of 9, 29l behind Cinevator (11-9) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Apr.
Sandanski (IRE) 11-8 (10-13) Tracked leader until 8th, soon ridden, switched right before next, weakened approching 3 out, 4th of 6, 22l behind Academy General (10-13) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Academy General (IRE) 8-1 (10-13) Held up behind, headway before 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 8, 42l behind Eleazar (11-5) at Fontwell 3m 2f Conditional Handicap Chase (0-120) (4yo+) (4) gd.
Spanish Arch (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) In touch, pushed along before 6th, lost place 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 19, 21l behind Fleet Dawn (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Mar.