Doing Fine won a point-to-point in March and only found one too good on his debut under Rules in a Fontwell bumper. This is going to be his trip over hurdles and he should be winning soon but the form of KAKI DE LA PREE's run behind King's Palace at Fontwell was advertised when the winner when on to score by 18 lengths at Cheltenham. Tom Symonds's charge has to be the selection. Closing Ceremony is a full brother to very useful hurdler/chaser Highland Lodge and he likes soft ground so there should be plenty more to come from Emma Lavelle's four-year-old following a third in a Wincanton bumper.
Ask The Boss 10-1 (12-0) 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Rockon Xmoor (12-0) at Wadebridge 3m ptp gf in Dec '10.
Blazing Bouncer 5-1 (12-0) in a race won by The Accordionist (12-0) at Upcott Cross 3m ptp gd in Apr '11, 9 ran.
Doing Fine (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Tracked leader, led halfway, ridden and headed entering final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Seedling (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd.
Hurricane Ivan (IRE) Golden Tornado gelding out of Woodram Delight.
Kaki De La Pree (FR) 10-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 3 out, chased winner before 2 out, riddeen before last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Kings Palace (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Midnight Mustang 9-1 (10-6) Keen tracked leader until 3rd, tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2 out, challenged flat, held near finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Southway Queen (11-2) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
You Too Pet (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Always behind, 13th of 15, 38l behind Oscarteea (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Closing Ceremony (IRE) 15-2 (10-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling over 4f out, headway from 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finsish, closing well near finish, 3rd of 17, 2 1/2l behind Call Carlo (11-4) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Mar.