|1st||Tiger O'Toole (IRE)||6/4|
|1||404-211||Indian Daudaie (FR) 16||5||11-8||D A Jacob||P F Nicholls||126||7/4|
|2||8226-11||Sublime Talent (IRE) 16||6||11-8 t||Adam Wedge (3)||Evan Williams||5/2|
|3||606-1FP||Border Lad 21||8||11-4||T J Phelan||Mark Gillard||79||50/1|
|4||FP413P-||Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 80||7||11-4||Paul Moloney||Evan Williams||132||6/4|
Border Lad faces a stiff task at the weights in this but the other trio are all promising novices. Indian Daudaie has got his act together and has already won at Fontwell and Worcester this month, while Sublime Talent is undefeated over fences so far after victories at Fakenham and Perth. Adam Wedge was in the saddle both times so it may not be wise to read too much into the fact that Paul Moloney rides stablemate TIGER O'TOOLE, though the latter is still preferred. He gets 4lb from his likely market rivals, was the best of these over hurdles and has been taking on better company to date over fences.
Indian Daudaie (FR) 5-4 (11-5) Made all, jumped right, pushed along 6th, reminder after next, stayed on gamely, won at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd beating Eastlake (11-12) by 2 1/2l, 3 ran.
Sublime Talent (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Chased leader, challenged on inside going well 3 out, quickened to lead last, came clear flat, won at Perth 2m nov chs (4) sft beating Lord Redsgirth (11-5) by 4l, 4 ran.
Border Lad 9-2 (10-11) Held up, blundered 4th, headway approaching 8th, hit 10th, mistake next, struggling 12th, mistake when behind 13th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Wait No More (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd, 7 ran.
Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, mistake 3rd, mistake and behind 12th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Sound Accord (10-4) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr, 15 ran.