SIVOLA DE SIVOLA was quite highly tried in his first season over hurdles but acquitted himself well on a couple of occasions and won easily enough at Perth in April, despite not acting on the track. This stiffer course should play more to his strengths and he can defy the penalty. Bound For Glory and Oscar Davy both bid to translate decent form between the flags to racing under Rules and are worth noting, while Majorca King has been placed twice in bumpers. Sendiym may be best of the rest but will probably need this.
Sivola De Sivola (FR) 4-5fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, led and mistake 2 out, soon ridden and hung left, edged right approaching last, stayed on well, in command towards finish, won at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Lord Redsgirth (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
About Thyne (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened 2 out, 7th of 12, 43l behind Cape Dutch (10-7) at Hexham 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Bound For Glory (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Ww, gd prog to cl 4th 3out, no impress from 2out, ko, won at Sligo Points 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Billy Cuckoo (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Emmas Lad 66-1 (10-5) Keen early, tracked leaders on inside, pushed along after 5th, in last pair and under pressure when mistake and unseated rider next, in a race won by Mush Mir (10-11) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep, 6 ran.
Fog Patches (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Sir Johnson (11-12) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Go On Arch (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Always rear-division, tailed off, 19th of 20, well behind African Broadway (11-2) at Newbury 2m NH flat (5) gs in Dec.
Majorica King (FR) 4-1 (11-4) Held up behind, headway over 6f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Victor Echo (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Nalim (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Not fluent, soon behind and early reminders, pushed along from 5th, lost touch 3 out, stayed on under pressure to go 4th near finish, never near leaders, 4th of 5, 23l behind Alta Rock (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Oscar Davy (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Rcd 2nd, chllnged for lead 2out, ko same run-in, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Iheardu (11-7) at Killashee 3m ire ptp sft in Nov.
Seanscoil (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, soon in rear, pushed along after 5th, weakened before 6th, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Priceless Art (11-5) at Carlisle 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd, 9 ran.
Sendiym (FR) 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 4 out, ridden to challenge after 2 out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Attaglance (11-3) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Miss Chatterbox 66-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 6f out, soon struggling, 8th of 11, well behind Cross Of Honour (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd.