Hard to be confident about any of these but the token vote goes to ORANG OUTAN. He's making his seasonal debut but scored over today's trip at Towcester in February, albeit in soft ground. Easydoesit finished fifth in similar company over C&D last month and should figure, while Tom Wade and Keep Talking have been placed over longer trips recently. Canadian Diamond won a bumper when trained in Ireland but has shown little in a couple of hurdle races for current connections.
Keep Talking (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, raced freely, went 2nd 7th until approaching 2 out, soon beaten, not fluent last, 3rd of 6, 16l behind Mr Jay Dee (11-6) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Factotum 40-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, ridden 6th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 10th of 15, 37l behind Sentimentaljourney (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Canadian Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway after 4 out, one pace and no impression from 3 out, 4th of 11, 23l behind Agent Archie (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Orang Outan (FR) 10-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, went 2nd 3 out, ridden and no chance with winner before next, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Decision (10-13) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up in touch in 4th, weakened before 3 out, 5th of 8, 21l behind Christopher Wren (10-12) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Easydoesit (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Held in touch towards rear, closed 5th, no impression when jumped left and bumped 2 out, stayed on same pace from last, 5th of 8, 6l behind Saqil (10-9) at Warwick 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Nov.
Gud Day (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up in last pair, moderate headway to 5th when hampered 2 out, plugged on to poor 4th from last, 4th of 10, 14l behind Reyamour (10-5) at Hereford 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Tom Wade (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 7th, chased leaders until weakened after 3 out, 9th of 13, 43l behind Merehead (11-7) at Ascot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.