Scoter Fontaine won at Ffos Las two runs ago and takes a big drop in grade after running in a competitive handicap at Cheltenham. He must go close in this with Patrick Corbett's claim wiping out his penalty but Donald McCain saddled the winner of this 12 months ago and has another live candidate in TICK TOCKER. He made all to land a maiden hurdle at Uttoxeter last month and similar tactics could pay dividends here. Venceremos has won a bumper but didn't show a great deal on her hurdling debut at Plumpton and Chepstow sixth Dundee probably has more scope.
Scoter Fontaine (FR) 25-1 (10-1) Held up in touch, closed before 2 out, no extra flat, 9th of 17, 10l behind Party Rock (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Cruise Control 20-1 (12-0) Bhnd til fell 5, in a race won by Temple Grandin (12-0) at Sir WW Wynn's 3m ptp sft in Mar, 11 ran.
Crushed Ice 100-1 (11-1) Well in rear, outpaced and struggling before 5th, soon tailed off, mistakes final 3, last of 11, well behind Annacotty (11-5) at Haydock 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
D'Argent Cloud 100-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 2nd, weakened approaching 3 out, 10th of 12, 35l behind Pine Creek (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Dundee 10-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway after 6th, ridden before 3 out, soon beaten, 6th of 12, 30l behind Western Jo (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Nomadic Storm 66-1 (11-2) Always behind, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Shernando (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Thefriendlygremlin 100-1 (10-9) In rear, last and ridden after 5th, behind after 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Neltara (10-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Tick Tocker (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Made all, ridden after 3 out, edged left before last, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gd in Apr beating Until Winning (10-9) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Trumix 40-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, not fluent 3rd, ridden after 6th, not fluent next, weakened before 3 out, mistake 2 out, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Tick Tocker (10-6) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Venceremos 3-1fav (10-13) Chased leaders wide, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 10, well behind De Blacksmith (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Jan.