Bobowen would have won this in a canter a couple of years ago but his form has tailed off dramatically in recent times and he usually runs over fences. This is a big drop in grade from his latest start at Aintree but blinkers would have to reignite his enthusiasm for him to get back to winning ways. KING OF STRINGS is still a maiden over hurdles but has won a bumper and is another eased in grade today. He didn't run badly when fourth at Market Rasen last month and, with the going in his favour, can finally open his account over timber here. Yourholidayisover has shown little on the all-weather or over fences this year but still looks the pick of the remainder.
Yourholidayisover (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 7 out, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, 24l behind Moonlight Maggie (10-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Bobowen (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) In rear, mistake 4th, reminders after 8 out, weakened before 6 out, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Duke Of Lucca (10-4) at Aintree 3m 1f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Duhallowcountry (IRE) 14-1 (12-5) Trckd ldrs; chall 2 out; wknd app last, 3rd of 5, 22l behind Rossini's Dancer (12-5) at Fife 3m ptp gd in Apr.
King Of Strings (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, hard driven in 3rd when hampered 2 out, weakened flat, 5th of 13, 8l behind Libeccio (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Native Brian (IRE) 7-1 (12-5) In tch til wknd aft 14; pu nxt, in a race won by Crazy Diamond (12-5) at Ratcheugh Racing Club 3m ptp gs in Dec, 13 ran.
Seventeen Black (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) Led to 4th, in touch, outpaced 4 out, weakened 2 out, 14th of 17, 32l behind Northern Acres (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
The Ice Factor 14-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, not fluent 2nd, outpaced 3 out, well held by leaders from next, 6th of 15, 38l behind Royal Boru (11-8) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Just Bee (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, outpaced after 3 out, modest 4th next until before last, 5th of 6, 47l behind Tara Mist (11-4) at Perth 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Watchmego 14-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden 3 out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 43l behind Snapping Turtle (10-13) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Dec.