AP McCoy was on board OLD DREAMS when the latter landed the odds in a bumper at Fontwell last month. A half-sister to a hurdles winner, Nick Gifford 's mare is expected to take to the obstacles and come out best in the opener. Chilworth Screamer and Floral Spinner are also bumper winners though the latter made a much better start over timber when third at Plumpton but Umadachar looks a bigger threat. Her placed efforts in bumpers at Sandown and Aintree earlier this year entitle her to consideration despite making only a modest debut over hurdles at Towcester recently.
Bach To Front (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Led un til 6th, weakened next, 10th of 11, well behind Kaysersberg (10-9) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.
Chilworth Screamer 40-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, ridden 3rd, behind next, pecked 5th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Young Victoria (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Oct, 13 ran.
Compassion 14-1 (10-7) Held up in touch, hit and lost place 3rd, jumped left 4th, jumped right and rider lost iron 5th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Rydalis (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in May, 6 ran.
Floral Spinner 15-2 (10-3) Not fluent in rear, headway when bumped 8th, went 3rd before 2 out, stayed on flat, not able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Carole's Destiny (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Grace And Fortune 25-1 (10-6) Led 2f, prominent, pushed along before halfway, lost place 7f out, tailed off and pulled up final 4f, in a race won by Puffin Billy (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) sft in Mar, 8 ran.
Jenny's Gold 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, lost place on inside 5f out, never back on terms, 5th of 12, 10l behind Kasbadali (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (6) std in Feb.
Old Dreams (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, clear final furlong, readily, won at Fontwell 1m 6f mares n h flat (6) sft in Oct beating Royal Present (10-12) by 8l, 5 ran.
Princesse Katie (IRE) 125-1 (10-7) Led, headed 4 out, chased leader until 3 out, weakened before next, 8th of 14, 36l behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.
Renagisha (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Always behind, never on terms, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Dunlough Bay (10-12) at Lingfield 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft.
Rulbin Realta 25-1 (10-10) Hampered 1st, chased leaders, hit 3rd, weakened soon after 4 out, mistake next, tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Hidden Identity (11-3) at Lingfield 2m mrs nov hdl (4) sft.
Umadachar (FR) 15-8 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed along after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 14, 20l behind Valrene (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.