Detank showed enough in Ireland to be of interest on his first start for Robert Stephens who is making a decent impression in the training ranks, whilst Surging Seas has shown enough ability in three bumper starts to suggest he's capable of picking up a small novice hurdle since joining Ali Stronge. He is proven on any ground too. However, GUNNER FIFTEEN represents a yard going well at present and if Fergal O'Brien has him back in the form that saw him land a bumper here last year, then he'd be the one to beat.
Carnaross 50-1 (10-12) Led, clear 4th until 2 out, ridden and headed before last, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 17l behind Vinnie Red (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) gd in Oct.
Copperfacejack (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed 6th, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Sykes (11-0) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct, 7 ran.
Detank (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Towards rear, not fluent 5th and pushed along, soon no extra and weakened, completely tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Master Oscar (11-12) at Limerick 2m cond mdn hdle hvy in Mar.
Gunner Fifteen (IRE) 9-4 (11-5) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 2nd, no impression approaching 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Steel City (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Micky Fingers 25-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, lost place and ridden 4 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, well behind Alderbrook Lad (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Surging Seas (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Led, headed over 5f out, ridden to lead again 2f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Tom Lamb (10-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Truckers Highway (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, weakened after 5 out, 14th of 16, well behind Warrantor (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft.