HOLLY BUSH HENRY arrives here having won a Class 2 handicap over hurdles at Sandown two starts ago before facing a tough task in a similar event over fences at Kempton last time. The son of Yeats has less on his plate here and can outclass his rivals. Popelys Gull bumped into a useful rival when finishing second here last month and he could prove to be the biggest threat to the selection. The Boss's Dream and More Than Luck are the pick of the remainder.
A case can be made for each of these but it's HOLLY BUSH HENRY who tables the most persuasive credentials. He produced a career-best when scoring over hurdles at Sandown last month and this is less demanding than the handicap chase he subsequently contested at Kempton. More Than Luck is up in the weights and grade but has to be feared all the same, while Popelys Gull also boasts strong claims.