Man Overboard, Back On Line and Thenford Snipe look the three to concentrate on in this maiden hurdle and the vote is given to Man Overboard. The selection was a fair third behind Snow Patrol last time out. That form has since been franked and with improvement likely he looks the one to be on. Back On Line rates the main danger on his best form but he slipped up last time out and it is hard to know if his confidence would have been affected and at likely odds he looks worth taking on. Thenford Snipe was a fair second behind Cast Iron Casey last time and is another with place claims, especially with the step up in trip looking sure to suit and he is worth a cautionary look in the market. Low Delta is another that hails from a yard in form but he is bred to be suited by a longer trip in time. This is a trappy affair and the market will be very informative but for the winner we return to Man Overboard.
Low Delta (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) Mid-division when brought down 5 out in race won by Sydney (11-4) at Folkestone 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy, 12 ran.
Man Overboard 11-1 (11-2) Held up, steady headway after 4th, kept on from 2 out, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Snow Patrol (11-2) at Chepstow 2m nh mdn hdl (5) hvy.
Near Germany (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) In rear, short lived effort into mid-division 3 out, weakened soon after, 11th of 14, well behind Hobbs Hill (11-4) at Folkestone 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Jan.
Onefourfun (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Mid-division, keen, tracked winner from 4th, jumped right 5th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 16, 39l behind Air Force One (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gd in Jan.
Rosenblatt (GER) 9-1 (10-12) Held up, headway on outside after 5th, ridden and weakened after 6th, tailed off when pulled up 2 out in race won by Dazzling Jim (10-7) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug, 11 ran.
Thenford Snipe (IRE) 9-4 (11-4) Tracked leaders, headway 4f out, led 3f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Cast Iron Casey (11-4) at Wetherby 2m nhf (5) gs.
Back On Line (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) In touch, weakening when stumbled and slipped up 5 out in race won by Sydney (11-4) at Folkestone 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) hvy, 12 ran.
Miguela 20-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced after 4th, plugged on, 5th of 13, 24l behind Snow Patrol (11-2) at Chepstow 2m nh mdn hdl (5) hvy.