Only two of these have any National Hunt race experience. Welsh Pearl has achieved little in four bumper outings and Dragon Queen was well beaten at big odds on her hurdle debut. Bill Hickok is related to a 2 mile hurdle winner and Rock On Dandy has some modest form as a staying flat handicapper, but COOL COLONNADE looks the best prospect here. He didn’t do much at up to a mile on the Flat, but his pedigree suggests he will fare better at longer trips over obstacles and he couldn’t be in better hands.
Rock On Dandy (FR) 66-1 (9-2) Keen towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never a factor, last of 9, 8 1/4l behind Funny Kid (9-5) at Lingfield 2m stks (2) pol in Mar.
Bill Hickok (IRE) Tobougg gelding out of Jungle Jewel.
Cool Colonnade (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Edged left out of stalls and bumped rival, soon led, joined over 2f out, headed before straight, soon briefly impeded and weakened, 11th of 14, 20l behind Dinky Inty (8-12) at Galway 7f hcp sft in Jul.
Fontainbleau (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Rear of mid-division, some headway 4f out, ridden and no impression entering straight, no extra from over 1f out, 8th of 12, 16 1/2l behind Top Othe Ra (11-7) at Leopardstown 1m 7f mdn gf in Jun.
Safaruk (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, no impression from 3f out, soon weakened, 16th of 17, 20 1/4l behind Acari (9-6) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp gf in May.
Dayereh (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, ridden over 2f out and 4th over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Last Garrison (8-12) at Down Royal 1m 2f hcp gf in Jun.
Welsh Pearl (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Raced in rear, ridden from 4f out, soon no impression in 4th, tailed off, 4th of 5, dist behind The Red Menace (11-7) at Sligo 2m 2f Good - Yielding in May.
Mister Saxman 50-1 (8-6) Dwelt, raced in rear, 12th 4f out, no headway, never a factor, 12th of 13, 31 3/4l behind Tropic Thunder (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Dec.
Dragon Queen (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Towards rear, pushed along from 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 11th of 18, 13 3/4l behind Gold Seal (11-7) at Roscommon 2m mdn gd in Jun.