SOLDIER ON PARADE is the obvious one in this given he was second at Bangor on his hurdling debut and is from a yard that is in red-hot form. But at least a couple of his rivals have the potential to be a lot better over timber than they were on the level. One is Dorchester Dom and another is Prince Percy while Party Potential and Billy The Squid are from stables who do well here. Mick placed over 1m7f on the Flat but was inconsistent.
Billy The Squid (IRE) 200-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 6f out, always behind, last of 9, 26 3/4l behind Al Salt (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Jul.
Dorchester Dom (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Always behind, outpaced over 3f out, 9th of 11, 18 3/4l behind Light Lily (8-3) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Dragon Man (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Prominent, dived at 1st, mistake and lost place 3rd, not fluent 4th, weakened next, tailed off, 9th of 10, dist behind Hiconic (11-5) at Stratford 2m (4) gd in Jul.
Dutch Admiral (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd and ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong to go 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Juliet Rose (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Mar.
Mick (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 31l behind Warranty (8-13) at Beverley 2m mdn hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Party Potential (USA) 14-1 (8-8) Behind, pushed along 8f out, well beaten final 4f, 8th of 9, 26 3/4l behind Camouflaged (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) sft in Jul.
Prince Percy 5-2fav (9-5) Went left start, chased leaders, ridden to challenge and hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, lost that placing close home, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Union Spirit (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Soldier On Parade 5-4 (10-12) Prominent, bumped 2nd, ridden and beaten 2 out, kept on, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Hiconic (10-12) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (4) gd in Jul.
Current 100-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, raced keenly, headway 4th, went 3rd after 4 out, no impression, weakened and lost 3rd after 2 out, 5th of 8, dist behind Hiconic (10-12) at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 1f (4) gd in Jul.