Fantasy King ran quite well here last time although he'll need to improve to take this whilst Baccalaureate comes to only his second race over fences after being beaten in a Hexham seller the last day when he didn't really look in love with the game. The Smith inmate will be a contender if the larger obstacles rekindle enthusiasm but VINNIE MY BOY makes much more appeal after only fading between the last two on his chasing debut at Market Rasen last time in a decent contest won by Rum And Butter. He jumped well enough and Peter Bowen is a man to follow during the summer months. Mr Satco also ran in a better race on his chasing debut behind Heronry but the McCain charge was eased right off from some way out and the jury's out at present.
Alaplee 80-1 (11-10) In rear, blundered 8th, tailed off 4 out, plugged on from 2 out, went modest 4th run-in, 4th of 10, 39l behind Ainsi Fideles (10-7) at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chs (4) gd.
Baccalaureate (FR) 15-8 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 9th, led before 2 out, ridden between last 2, headed before last, clear 2nd when weakened flat, 2nd of 7, 19l behind Jawaab (10-11) at Hexham 3m sell (5) gd in Jun.
Fantasy King 15-2 (11-0) Held up, mistake 8th, in touch but waited with from 9th, ridden on home turn, stayed on, no impression, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Big Casino (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f beg chase (4) gd in May.
Mission Beach (IRE) 10-1 (12-5) (cp) rr; prog 14; led aft 16; hdd app last, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Lowanbehold (12-5) at Haydon 3m ptp sft in Jun.
Mr Satco (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Soon led, headed after 4th, ridden 5 out, weakened next, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Heronry (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gf in Jun.
Northern Executive (IRE) 8-1 (11-5) Pressed leader, led 4th (usual 8th), soon ridden and headed, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind On The Record (11-10) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Vinnie My Boy (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, blundered 2nd, outpaced after 4 out, lost place next, weakened before last, 5th of 7, 9l behind Rum And Butter (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.