FLOREAT is a half-brother to a couple of decent bumper winners and wouldn't need to be anything special to make a successful debut. He gets the nod ahead of fellow newcomers Private Eyes and Midnight Oscar. Courting Whitney disappointed at Chepstow last month but could be the pick of those with experience on her debut fourth at Worcester, though it's significant that Richard Johnson has opted to ride David Evans' well-connected debutante Ina Point instead.
Big News Karinga Bay gelding out of Welcome News.
Elton Fox 20-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, went 2nd before 4f out, ridden before 3 out, kept on, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Bar De Ligne (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Floreat Milan gelding out of Haudello.
G Cee T Cee 50-1 (11-2) Behind, ran green and jinked at pathway 7f out, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, appeared to lose action and pulled up over 1f out, in a race won by Bobs Worth (10-13) at Kempton 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr '10, 14 ran.
Jamesson (IRE) 11-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, moderate 4th halfway, closed 7f out, ridden in 6th 3f out, stayed on one pace into moderate 4th 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Paudi The Punter (11-11) at Navan 2m N H flat gd in Sep.
Lucky Prince Lucky Owners gelding out of Sun Bonnet.
Midnight Oscar (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Midnight Light.
Nothing Personal Double Trigger gelding out of Nothings Forever.
Private Eyes Oscar gelding out of Rosemount Rose.
Royal Villan (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place 5f out, soon behind, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Aland Islands (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Shadesofnavy Fleetwood gelding out of Safe Arrival.
Sutton Storm 125-1 (10-9) Held up, headway 8f out, ridden to challenge for 2nd over 2f out until edged left over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Wings Of Icarus (11-2) at Plumpton 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs.
Courting Whitney (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) In touch, took keen hold, ran wide after 2f, weakened over 6f out, tailed off, 11th of 13, well behind Colour Squadron (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) gs in Oct.
Flyford Princess 25-1 (10-3) Mid-division, ridden 7f out, behind final 6f, 11th of 12, well behind Mercury Bay (11-4) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gf in Jun '10.
Ina Point Karinga Bay mare out of Aranga.
Queens Grove 16-1 (10-4) Towards rear, outpaced 6f out, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 35l behind Golden Gael (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.