THE ROMFORD PELE was seventh in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March having won at Bangor earlier. He should pay his way over hurdles this season and is preferred to another bumper winner, No No Charlie, here. Porgy wasn't winning out of turn at Worcester but is going to find it harder from now on under a penalty and Antonius Lad has proved disappointing. Hurdling newcomer Siberian Sun has a bit of scope, however, though may do better when tackling longer trips.
Porgy 8-11fav (11-0) Held up, headway after 5th, challenged on bit after 3 out, led next, clear flat, easily, won at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd beating Adorabella (10-7) by 7l, 10 ran.
Amok (IRE) (9-4) 9th of 10, 17l behind Nuri (9-1) at Angers(FR) 1m 6f stk sft in Oct (flat).
Antonius Lad (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, tracked winner until 4th, lost place next, weakened 3 out, left remote 4th last, 4th of 7, 27l behind One Term (11-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
No No Charlie (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Chased clear leader, closed steadily from halfway, led 5f out, soon clear and in no danger after, easily, won at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in May beating Brave Vic (10-7) by 7l, 13 ran.
One Flag Please 80-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, never on terms, tailed off, 10th of 12, 42l behind Once More Dubai (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Pinotage 12-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 14l behind Party Line (9-4) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug (flat).
Siberian Sun (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 11, 31l behind Henri Parry Morgan (10-11) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, ridden 4th, weakened next, 9th of 14, 48l behind Coffee (11-8) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
The Romford Pele (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division on inside, outpaced over 3f out, kept on same pace under pressure final 2f, never troubled leaders, 7th of 20, 11l behind Champagne Fever (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Finmerello 28-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, weakening when blundered badly 2 out, 6th of 13, 38l behind Overpriced (10-4) at Wetherby 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Little Curtsey 7-1 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 43l behind Russian Rave (9-6) at Leicester 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun (flat).