GETAROUND is the only one of these to have run in the calendar year and he was very impressive making his hurdling debut at Exeter in March when winning by 14 lengths. A bumper winner previously, Ella Pickard’s novice should make short work of today’s opposition despite his penalty. Maurice Barnes’ yard is beginning to show signs of life so Farocco could be the one for forecast-backers.
Getaround (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Made all, drew clear 3 out, stayed on strongly (2 hurdles omitted), won at Exeter 2m 7f (4) sft in Mar beating The Jitterbug (11-9) by 14l, 6 ran.
Farocco (GER) 9-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, reminders after 5 out, pushed along after 3 out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 6, dist behind Len Brennan (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 5f (4) sft in Nov.
Schiehallion Ridge (IRE) 125-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, mistake 5th, blundered 8th and again 4 out, left well behind from next, tailed off, last of 5, dist behind Kiltealy Briggs (11-10) at Kelso 2m 7f (4) hvy in Jan.
Southern Girl (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 15, 18 1/4l behind Legends Ryde (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f (5) sft in Oct.
Generation Gap (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 5th, plugged on, never any chance, 5th of 10, 30l behind Le Ligerien (11-12) at Newbury 2m hcp (4) hvy in Jan.
Mistermoonboy (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 4th or 4 out, outpaced after 3 out, soon weakened, last of 6, 35 3/4l behind Bordeaux Bill (11-9) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (3) gd in Feb.