Generous Helpings was a little disappointing at Fontwell after a promising debut over course and distance in March but had Royal Ripple behind on both occasions. This looks a straightforward task for SIMPLY A LEGEND as he won an above-average maiden hurdle at Ascot on his latest start and the third has since run well at Punchestown. Parish Business is unlikely to come into his mown until tackling fences and the others look nothing special.
Simply A Legend 14-1 (11-1) Behind, mistake 2nd, headway 4 out, ridden to challenge 2 out, led last, stayed on strongly, won at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Shelford (11-1) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Generous Helpings (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, pushed along and outpaced before 3 out, keeping on but no chance when awkward last, went 4th run-in, 4th of 10, 19l behind Gun Shy (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Millers Pudsey 14-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, pushed along after 8th, struggling before next, never on terms, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Call Me Vic (11-1) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Parish Business 6-1 (12-2) Cl up & fell 6out, in a race won by Deise Vu (12-2) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp gd in Nov, 12 ran.
Royal Ripple (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up, pushed along after 3 out, no chance when hampered and jumped faller 2 out, 7th of 10, 30l behind Gun Shy (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Shanty Town (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Led or disputed lead, driven and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind One For The Guv'nr (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Bus Named Desire 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 16, 36l behind Meetmeatthemoon (11-0) at Chepstow 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar.