Light Of Air, a dual winner on the Flat, has yet to reach a place in six starts over hurdles but a couple of recent runs on the all-weather should have put him spot-on. Buachaill Beag had a bad fall at Kempton in November and looked to be feeling the effects next time where he again made mistakes. King Muro has been chasing and his last victory over timber came in a seller while GENEROUS JACK ran poorly here last time. However, the latter had done much better on his previous two starts on the track and can take this very moderate contest. Venetian Proposal has shown the occasional glimmer of ability which may be enough to get her into contention.
Buachaill Beag 22-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, led and clear of rest with rival, hit 2nd, reduced lead when hit 7th, headed after next, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 7, 21 1/4l behind Seemingly So (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f (4) gd in Nov.
King Muro 10-1 (11-12) Held up well off the pace in rear, in rear, headway 3 out, chased leader after next, weakened 2 out, modest 4th, 4th of 5, 31l behind New Millennium (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp (4) gf in Oct.
Light Of Air (FR) 7-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, 2nd over 2f out, led inside final 2f, headed entering final furlong, soon lost 2nd, stayed on same pace under pressure, lost 3rd post, 4th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Mr Red Clubs (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Dec.
Generous Jack (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway when hampered 3 out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 33 1/4l behind Seaweed (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Venetian Proposal (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up in last pair, took keen hold and closer chasing leaders 4th, pushed along and outpaced approaching 2 out, 4th of 7, 13 3/4l behind Tierra Verde (11-12) at Taunton 2m hcp (5) gd in Jan.
Hab Sab (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) In rear, not fluent 5th, hampered next, not fluent 10th, well beaten from 15th, pulled up before 2 out, at Huntingdon 3m hcp (4) gd in May.
Relight The Fire 33-1 (10-11) Behind, mistake 5th, soon pushed along, weakened 5 out, 11th of 13, dist behind Let's Get At It (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (5) sft in Dec.
Chance It (IRE) 66-1 (10-8) Mid-division, hampered 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 8th of 13, dist behind Arty Campbell (11-12) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp (5) gf in Oct.