It's hard to have much confidence in any of this bunch. MRS JORDAN was placed at Fontwell on her penultimate start and gets a purely token vote on that basis. The Backup Plan managed a second at Catterick early last year and may return from a lay-off in better form while Harriet's Ark finished third at Fakenham in January in between her more usual poor efforts. Ludlow runner-up Young Lou reverted to her old self when well beaten last time while Tropical Bachelor has another try at hurdling though he has shown little in six previous attempts.
Dun Scaith (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Pulled hard, soon chasing leaders, weakened after 6th, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind She's Late (11-9) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
The Backup Plan (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Tracked leaders on outside, reminder after 7th, lost place 11th, weakening when mistake 5 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Royal Macnab (10-13) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Dec, 6 ran.
Vasco Pierji (FR) 5-1 (11-2) Led to 3rd, led again before 4 out, ridden and headed before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 9, 42l behind Knight Valliant (10-6) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Harriet's Ark 20-1 (10-10) Behind, tailed off when went badly right 7th, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Baldadash (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 15 ran.
Tropical Bachelor (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along and dropped to rear after 6th, soon lost touch, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Langarve Lady (10-4) at Bangor 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May '14, 7 ran.
Alwaysrecommended (IRE) 66-1 (10-4) Towards rear, outpaced 4 out, kept on from 2 out, never near leaders, 6th of 17, 10l behind Northern Acres (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Garde Freinet (IRE) 200-1 (10-7) Mid-division on outside, weakened 5th, soon behind, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Days Of Heaven (11-0) at Ludlow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gs in Dec.
League Of His Own (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Led, clear after 4th, hit 8th, reduced lead soon after, headed 9th, weakened after, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Youngdocgallagher (11-7) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 10 ran.
Young Lou 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, lost place and in rear after 7th, 5th of 8, 42l behind Earcomesthedream (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy.
Mrs Jordan (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Towards rear, jumped slowly 1st, pushed along before 4th, last from 7th, behind when hampered 12th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Copper Birch (11-7) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jan, 6 ran.