Hogan's Height ended last season with a double at Catterick and his stable is in good form. Mighty Thunder idled after hitting the front at Perth last month so is probably better than that bare form suggests. Kalaharry is having a first run since January but has a chance at the weights and Laugharne made a promising reappearance at Newton Abbot last month. Mr Muldoon rallied to make it 2-2 over hurdles in a novice event at Kelso earlier this month but fourth UPTOWN HARRY was an eye-catcher that day and may well reverse the form over this longer trip.
Hogan's Height (IRE) 11-10 (11-8) With leader, pushed along 3 out, 2 lengths down and looking held when left in lead and clear, won at Catterick 3m 1f (4) gd in Feb beating Trans Des Obeaux (11-2) by dist, 4 ran.
Win My Wings (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, on outside, took closer order 4th, driven and lost place when hit 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 9, 31l behind Thyme Hill (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3f (1) gs in Oct.
Henrietta Bell (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Jumped left at times, chased leader, led 5th, mistake 8th, soon headed, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 9, dist behind Organdi (11-3) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Smackwater Jack (IRE) 6-5fav (11-6) Tracked leaders, led 7th, ridden after 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 4th of 7, 17 3/4l behind Dr Sanderson (11-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f (4) gd in Apr.
Mr Muldoon (IRE) 2-1jfav (11-4) Chased leaders, jumped right 8th, outpaced when not fluent 2 out, rallied last, led flat, stayed on, won at Kelso 2m 5f (4) sft in Oct beating Sidi Ismael (10-12) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Same Circus (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Led until 5th, led before 11th, headed 15th, weakened before 18th, 5th of 8, 37 1/2l behind Goodnight Charlie (10-13) at Cheltenham 3m 2f hcp (3) gd in Apr.
Mighty Thunder 9-2 (10-13) Led, mistake 3rd and soon headed, chased clear leader, closer at 7th, led again 4 out, idled badly under pressure run-in, driven out, won at Perth 3m hcp (3) gs in Sep beating Justatenner (11-10) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Uptown Harry (IRE) 9-4 (10-12) Led until 6th, led before next where not fluent, jumped right 8th, headed 3 out, beaten next, 4th of 7, 9l behind Mr Muldoon (11-4) at Kelso 2m 5f (4) sft in Oct.
Laugharne 10-1 (10-0) Disputed lead until chased winner before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 8l behind Sizing Granite (10-13) at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Bryden Boy (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders, outpaced 5 out, rallied 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 21 3/4l behind Arctic Road (10-10) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 7f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Kalaharry (IRE) 11-2 (11-8) Mid-division, smooth headway 4 out, tracked leader next, driven to lead after last, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 3m hcp (4) sft in Jan beating Loch Linnhe (11-9) by 1/2l, 13 ran.