The two newcomers are worth noting in the market but we'll row in with the experience of FIDDLERS BID. He has plenty of experience from the point-to-point field and made a pleasing debut in the decent Cheltenham bumper won by the highly regarded Southfield Theatre when a staying-on third. He should come on considerably for that effort and is preferred to three contenders who have all shown winning form of some note in the point-to-point arena, namely The Nephew, Horizontal Speed and The Boogeyman. The market should reveal expectations about the trio who are preferred in that order at this stage. Call A Truce wasn't disgraced on his Huntingdon debut last April when a decent fourth to House Party.
Call A Truce (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Prominent, went 2nd 5f out until ridden well over 2f out, stayed on, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Houseparty (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Fiddlers Bid 50-1 (11-0) Prominent, led after 5f, headed over 3f out, stayed on, no impression on leading pair 1f out, 3rd of 17, 7l behind Southfield Theatre (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gs in Oct.
Horizontal Speed (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) 2nd of 8, 4l behind Ikie Mo (12-0) at Great Trethew 2m 4f ptp gs in Feb.
Merchant Of Milan Milan gelding out of Repunzel.
Saucy Baron Karinga Bay gelding out of Grey Baroness.
The Boogeyman (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Hdwy 13; one pce 2 out, 2nd of 15, 5l behind Grandturgeon (11-7) at Woodford 3m ptp gs in Apr.
The Happy Warrior 66-1 (10-12) Raced wide, chased leaders until halfway, soon behind, tailed off, 12th of 17, 43l behind My Inheritance (10-9) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (6) sft in Jan.
The Nephew (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Ld, hdd 3out, left 2nd 2out, ld last, kow run-in, won at Oldtown 2m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Thunder And Roses (11-7) by 3l, 11 ran.