A really difficult puzzle to unravel with so few of the field having experience over fences under Rules. Bradley Brook has taken time to find the winning thread between the flags but has landed three of his last five starts, although he did fail to complete the other twice. A clear round should see him competitive while King's Bench is another who has been in good heart of late. Hinchelsea Moor has room for progress as a seven-year-old and arrives on the back of a victory last time but FOUNTAINS CLOUD gets the nod. He has landed five of his 12 point-to-point starts and Leanda Tickle is a capable pilot.
Bathwick Scanno (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Hdwy 12; wknd qckly 3 out, 5th of 7, 23l behind Sound Stage (12-0) at Taunton Vale Harriers and Foxhou 3m ptp in Apr.
Blinding Lights (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, struggling before 11th, soon lost touch and pulled up, in a race won by Alskamatic (11-5) at Exeter 3m nov hts chs (6) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Bradley Brook (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Held up; gd hdwy 15; led nxt; sn clr; comf, won at Upcott Cross 3m ptp in Apr beating Notus De La Tour (12-0) by 5l, 9 ran.
Fountains Cloud (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Nt fluent; in tch til wknd 4 out, 4th of 6, 30l behind Lucette Annie (11-7) at Upcott Cross 4m ptp in Apr.
Hincheslea Moor 2-5 (12-0) (cp) (tt) led 3; drew rt away 15; unchall, won at South & West Wilts 3m ptp fm in Apr beating Count Your Change (11-7) by dis, 3 ran.
King's Bench (IRE) 9-1 (12-0) Hdwy 13; ev ch 4 out; wknd 2 out, 4th of 12, 18l behind Minella Fifty (12-0) at Cothelstone 3m ptp in Apr.
Reliable Richie (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Went 2nd aft 10; chall 2 out; rallied flat; led final 75yds, won at Four Burrow 3m 4f ptp gd in Apr beating Shalimar Fromentro (12-0) by 1l, 4 ran.
Sir Watty (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Led to 2 & 6 til hdd aft 2 out; one pce, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Vertige Dore (12-0) at Dartmoor 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Sobre Tresor (FR) 10-1 (12-0) Hdwy 4 out; nvr nr to chall, 4th of 11, 8l behind Round Tom (12-0) at Taunton Vale Harriers and Foxhou 3m ptp in Apr.
Tachbury 10-1 (12-0) (cp) prom til wknd 15; poor 3rd when lft solo last, won at Llangeinor 3m ptp gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Tandori 25-1 (11-7) A bhnd; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by Third Chance (12-0) at Taunton Vale Harriers and Foxhou 3m ptp in Apr, 11 ran.