Quousko De L'Isop began well but looks to have gone backwards and though Glitzy D'Ocala has some strong bumper form he hasn't been seen since last March. Rebecca Curtis does well with ex point-to-pointers so Milltown runner-up In The Post is definitely one to keep an eye on. Presence Felt looked as though he wanted a much stiffer test when a long way behind at Worcester but Social Overdrive and LOWER HOPE DANDY both won bumpers on their previous start and it's the latter, who hails from an in-form yard, who gets the vote to make a winning start over timber.
Another Alfie 20-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, mistake 3rd, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Polly Peachum (10-5) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) sft in Nov.
Comical Red Sulamani gelding out of Sellette.
Emerging Artist (FR) 7-4fav (9-13) Chased leader in 2nd, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 8th of 14, 9l behind Mount Athos (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 60-100 pol in Apr '11 (flat).
General Ross (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 49l behind Court Minstrel (11-11) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
Glitzy D'ocala (FR) 5-6fav (11-3) Raced wide, held up in touch, good headway to 3rd before 6th, chased winner 4 out, ridden before 3 out, held next, soon no chance, 2nd of 9, 14l behind Lundy Sky (11-3) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar '11.
Hugo Drax (IRE) 11-1 (11-1) Led, headed over 3f out, son weakened, 10th of 14, well behind Spirit Of Shankly (10-10) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
In The Post (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Alw in ldng grp, disp 3out, rdn to ld 2out, hdd aftr last, no ex late, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind The Amarillo Kid (12-0) at Milltown 3m ire ptp gs in Nov '11.
Larks Wing (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up, never better than mid-division, 14th of 16, well behind Oscar Rock (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH flat (6) sft in Nov.
Lower Hope Dandy 9-4fav (11-2) Made all, clear from over 2f out, eased towards finish, won at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in May beating Ernie (11-2) by 6l, 13 ran.
Midnight Prayer 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division, mistake 5th, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, weakened next, 9th of 17, well behind Chablais (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Jan '11.
Presence Felt (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, mistake 5th, headway 9th, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 9, 26l behind Fox Run (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Quousko de L'Isop (FR) 2-1 (11-0) Led, headed over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Pure Style (11-0) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std.
Seven Iron Sid 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, kept on to take 3rd after last, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Pearls Legend (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Jul.
Social Overdrive (IRE) 12-1 (11-3) Led 1f, with leader, led again over 3f out, ridden and hung left 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar beating Vineman (11-0) by 5l, 10 ran.
Ugly Bug 25-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, hung right on bend over 3f out, stayed on from 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 16, 24l behind Broadway Buffalo (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Arch Event 16-1 (10-12) Held up in 4th, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd or 4th, no chance from next, went poor 3rd 3 out, 3rd of 6, 50l behind Scholastica (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Nov.