|1||26241/4-||Lord Tomnoddy 54||10||11-0||J M Maguire||K C Bailey||116||11/4|
|2||2212/5F-||Moscow Mule 71||9||11-0||Peter Carberry (5)||Miss L Hurley||22/1|
|3||19/8318-||Shoegazer (IRE) 21||7||11-0 t||T Scudamore||D Pipe||4/11|
|4||463509-||The Speedy Man (IRE) 144||8||11-0 pt||L Treadwell||P S Davies||28/1|
Shoegazer's latest run came in a Grade 3 handicap hurdle over 3m1f at Aintree off a mark of 135. He won over 2m4f at Chepstow earlier and there's no doubt he's the one to beat here if translating that ability to fences. However, this trip will take some getting on the prevailing ground so we're going to take him on with LORD TOMNODDY. Kim Bailey's 10-year-old is very lightly raced but ran well for a long way on his return to action at Chepstow and gives every impression he'll be suited by a severe test of stamina. The other pair may struggle to make an impact.
Lord Tomnoddy 12-1 (11-0) Held up in 4th, hit 10th, shaken up to close 4 out, went 3rd 3 out until next, weakened last, 4th of 5, 19l behind My Boy Paddy (11-0) at Chepstow 3m beg chase (4) sft in Mar.
Moscow Mule 100-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, tailed off 10th, behind when fell last, in a race won by Quentin Collonges (10-9) at Doncaster 3m beg chase (4) gd in Feb, 8 ran.
Shoegazer (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Towards rear, headway after 4 out, chased leaders next, ridden and one pace approaching 2 out, no impression, 8th of 21, 26l behind Cape Tribulation (11-12) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Apr.
The Speedy Man (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Alw pr til not qckn 4out, sn twrds rr, ko, 9th of 19, 45l behind Nedzer's Return (12-0) at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gs in Dec.