Paul Nicholls has done well to get a couple of wins out of CAPTAIN KELLY over hurdles as he looks something of a one-paced galloper. However, he does stay well although appearing to have his limitations exposed over timber last time when in mid-division behind On The Bridge here over 2m7f. He's always looked more of a chaser and is taken to make a winner debut over fences in the hope that he'll handle the challenge with sufficient fluency. Awaywiththegreys represents Peter Bowen so must be respected and didn't do at all badly behind Prospect Wells at Ffos Las before being well beaten next time. Special Account has shown enough over fences the last twice to warrant shortlist inclusion.
Awaywiththegreys (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Held up, not fluent 1st, behind 3rd, 7th when not fluent 2 out, never on terms, soon well beaten, 9th of 12, 20l behind Church Field (10-4) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf.
Captain Kelly (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders before 6th, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 7th of 15, 48l behind On The Bridge (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Joe The Rogue (IRE) 80-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, struggling from 5th, 10th of 14, well behind Professeur Emery (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Marico (FR) 4-1fav (10-13) Behind, ridden 9th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Carmela Maria (11-0) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd, 13 ran.
Special Account (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) In rear, steady headway from 5 out, left remote 4th last, 4th of 11, 33l behind Buachaill Alainn (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gf in Jun.