Beyond The Clouds, a dual bumper winner, looked a cracking hurdling prospect when completing a hat-trick before well beaten in last year's Scottish Champion Hurdle. Something may have gone amiss as he hasn't run subsequently so it's intriguing to see him here. Ironclad didn't show much in his two runs last season but has obviously improved and ran very well to chase home Durrell in what looked a hot Chelmford maiden. There should be more to come and he can see off Sincerity, who didn't appear to be enjoying soft ground at Carlisle, but MADEEH could be a different proposition. Sir Michael Stoute's Oasis Dream colt got outpaced in mid-race over a mile at Yarmouth but was staying on again at the finish and will appreciate the longer trip.
Beyond The Clouds 13-2 (10-12) Mid-division on inside, closed 6th, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 18 3/4l behind Midnight Shadow (10-4) at Ayr 2m hcp (1) gd in Apr.
Ironclad 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 5th, switched right over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Durrell (9-1) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Madeeh 7-1 (9-2) Prominent early, chased leaders, lost place 6f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 16, 3 1/4l behind Piper Arrow (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m stks (4) pol in May.
Canoodling 66-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 3f out, outpaced by leaders final 2f, 5th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Future Investment (9-7) at Ripon 1m 3f stks (5) gs in Jun.
Sincerity 5-2 (8-10) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway 3f out, switched right over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Proton (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) sft in May.