tracked leaders, 2nd 4 out, challenged next, led last, shaken up and came readily clear run-in, unextended
led, narrowly headed after 9th, chased leader until jumped slowly 4 out, chased leading pair, weakened 3 out, struggling when blundered and unseated rider next
held up in 5th, jumped slowly 6th, reminder after 9th, outpaced 4 out, modest 3rd 2 out
tracked leaders, pushed along in 3rd 3 out until next, weakened between last two, finished tired
tracked leader, led after 9th, hit next, joined 3 out, headed last, one pace and no chance with unextended winner
Halling's Wish is the only one of these with chasing experience having been placed twice in three starts. But he would have been receiving from all of these if this was a hurdle race. CALIPTO (NAP) was third in the Triumph Hurdle as a four-year-old and fourth in the Grade 3 Betfair Hurdle in February. If he can translate that form to fences, he could be a smart novice. Wadswick Court is older than his rivals but could also have a future over the larger obstacles. Harristown and Money Talks were decent hurdlers so shouldn't be dismissed out of hand.
Calipto (FR) 15-2fav (10-9) Chased leaders, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 14, 9l behind Cheltenian (10-13) at Ayr 2m hcp (1) gd in Apr.
Halling's Wish 4-1 (10-13) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, went 2nd at last, joined near finish, no threat to winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Walden Prince (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Harristown 20-1 (11-9) Prominent, led before 3 out, headed 2 out, no extra final 150 yards, 6th of 12, 8 1/2l behind Masterofdeception (11-1) at Aintree 3m hcp (3) gd in May.
Money Talks 25-1 (11-2) Always towards rear, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, at Sandown 2m 4f hcp (2) gs in Apr.
Wadswick Court (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Held up in rear, steady headway appproaching 7th, 3rd when blundered 3 out, soon one pace and no impression on leading duo before next, 3rd of 6, 10 1/2l behind Go Odee Go (10-5) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (3) gd in Apr.