Ballynanty is worth a market check on his return from a long absence as he was third in the All-Weather Marathon on his last outing in this sphere. However, having already enjoyed a pipe-opener when fifth in a C&D conditions contest in February and having slipped in the ratings, DASHING STAR shades the vote. Barye has further wins in him, while Sennockian Star is respected with match fitness on his side and is no forlorn hope for a place.
BARYE has found life tougher since landing a similar event over C&D last January, but he's now just 1 lb above that winning mark and is taken to enhance his already healthy strike rate on the AW (5-20). Gawdawpalin is feared most, despite this being his first start since hitting the crossbar at Kempton in November, while Sennockian Star will be dangerous if allowed an easy lead.