Ian Williams looks to have found a good opportunity for CAUSE TOUJOURS to open his account. He was beaten by a horse now rated 138 when odds-on at Warwick and looks to have an easier task today. Cosy Club won a maiden hurdle at Wetherby last time but is penalised and has plenty to find with the selection on these terms and Iwilldoit may prove a bigger threat on his hurdling debut having been thereabouts in bumpers so far. Blushing Red showed a bit more before fading badly at Wincanton recently and may prove best of the rest.
Cosy Club (IRE) 5-4 (10-12) In touch, left 3rd 4 out, chased leader 2 out, challenged last, led run in, ran on, won at Wetherby 2m mdn (5) sft in Mar beating Pirate Look (10-12) by 1l, 6 ran.
Cause Toujours (FR) 8-11fav (10-12) In touch, headway to track leaders 4 out, chased winner 2 out, ridden and found little when hit last, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Theclockisticking (11-4) at Huntingdon 2m (4) gd in Nov.
Iwilldoit 16-1 (11-4) Led until over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 6 1/4l behind Norman Stanley (11-4) at Bangor 2m 1f (5) gs in Apr.
Man Of The North 50-1 (11-3) Held up, outpaced over 4f out, soon behind, last of 7, dist behind Thebannerkingrebel (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f (5) hvy in Feb.
Blushing Red (FR) 33-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway on outside before 2 out, weakened between last 2, 6th of 14, 32 1/4l behind Diamond Guy (11-0) at Wincanton 1m 7f (4) gs in Apr.
Thomas Crown (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) In touch, chased leader over 3f out to 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with leaders final furlong, 5th of 11, 11 1/2l behind Fitzwilly (10-1) at Ripon 2m hcp (6) gd in Aug.