Bangor winner Waldo's Dream has to be respected but Peter Bowen's gelding is far from certain to stay this far and preference is for Colonel Frank, with Windsor Boy rated the pick of the remainder. The selection showed improved form over fences when last seen and has been off the track since February 2005 but reverts to hurdles for his return off a very favourable mark and Brendan Powell's gelding may be worth chancing. Fordingbridge may be open to improvement but was well held when last seen and looks best watched, while Mylo has proven to be hard to win with. Knocker Jock looks to be going the right way and has place claims but more solid claims are probably held by David Pipe's Windsor Boy who is better than recent form would suggest. Colonel Frank is potentially well treated though and looks worth chancing on his reappearance.
Windsor Boy (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Prominent to 3rd, soon well behind, 16th of 17, well behind Oslot (11-3) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gf in Apr.
Mylo 11-1 (11-7) Always behind, 6th of 14, well behind Rockys Girl (10-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb.
Darjeeling (IRE) 14-1 (10-3) Jumped left throughout, always behind, tailed off when pulled up in race won by Raslan (11-8) at Exeter 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf, 10 ran.
Colonel Frank 4-1fav (11-4) Prominent, weakened after 3 out, blundered and fell 2 out in race won by Farmer Jack (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs Grd 3 (A) sft in Feb '05, 16 ran.
Fordingbridge (USA) 13-2 (10-10) Chased leaders, ridden 4 out, weakened approaching next, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Inishturk (10-6) at Kempton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Nov.
Roaringwater (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, jumped right 7th, lost place next, behind when pulled up at the 9th in race won by The Hardy Boy (10-2) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Jan, 6 ran.
Waldo's Dream 13-8fav (11-1) Held up in touch, headway 7th, hit 3 out, weakened approaching last, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Cold Mountain (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Knocker Jock (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Led, ridden 3 out, all out when jumped right last and weakened close home, 4th of 11, 1l behind Not For Diamonds (11-11) at Plumpton 3m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.