Pull Together was in the process of running well in this race last year, and would likely have fared
best of those that forced the strong pace had he not departed at the last.
He looked rusty on his reappearance after eight months off when third at Fakenham in November, but he should have come on for that run and he remains with untapped potential over fences (was a fairly useful winning hurdler).
He still has a bit to prove but this looks a good opportunity for him to open his account over fences against some exposed chasers.
Bred more for stamina than speed, Cehmaan hardly looked slow starting off over a mile at this
venue, shaping much better than a ninth-place finish might suggest.
He still looked a little rough around the edges at Newcastle last time, but proved a different proposition from his debut all the same, keeping on well for second behind a clued-up newcomer.
He will undoubtedly go on improving and ought to be more than capable of getting off the mark in a race like this. El Salvaje also improved on his debut effort when finishing placed last time and, still open to further progress, he is considered the greatest threat.
Glendun wasn’t operating at the peak of his powers when last seen in this sphere, beating just one
home here in November 2018. However, he has had a decent time of it over hurdles since then,
finishing runner-up on his two most recent outings in September.
He was unlucky to bump into a well-handicapped one at Plumpton last time, and resumes all-weather racing here from 4 lb lower than when last seen in this sphere, so he may be worth chancing on his return to the level.