Division one of this bumper should go the way of Alan King's newcomer DAMMAN with fellow debutant Double Expresso also expected to go well and Simply Wings can use his experience to get into the prize money. The pick was expensive enough to suggest he will be quite useful in time and as a half-brother to five success stories including smart bumper and hurdle winner De Soto as well as some solid flat pedigree it wouldn't be a surprise to see him score at the first time of asking. Oliver Sherwood's Double Expresso should also put in a decent show on debut but although his breeding has him as winner in the future the bloodlines aren¿t as strong as the picks. Simply Wings recovered from a disastrous debut when falling in a bumper to run a solid race but his pedigree suggest we'll see him at his best when hurdling. Rebus has some promise in his bloodlines and could also be involved and as always with these bumpers the market might be our best guide but even so Damman looks a promising sort on paper.
Double Expresso Kayf Tara gelding out of Sallys Lodge.
Musical Wedge Sir Harry Lewis gelding out of Wedge Musical.
Quick Live (FR) 17-2 (11-2) In touch, lost place 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 24l behind Stormhoek (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Rebus (IRE) Witness Box gelding out of Blackwater Babe.
Simply Wings (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 16, 18l behind Quideo De Touzaine (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Dammam Josr Algarhoud gelding out of Vanessa Bell.
Fred Kennet 25-1 (10-6) Towards rear when ran out on bend after 3f, in a race won by Henry Hook (11-4) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd, 15 ran.
Scilly Isles (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Mid-division, raced keenly, pushed along and lost place over 6f out, in rear after, 11th of 14, 42l behind Stormhoek (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Star King (IRE) 66-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, some headway 3f out, never reach leaders and soon weakened, 9th of 14, 25l behind Stormhoek (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Marina's Ocean 40-1 (10-8) Prominent, went 2nd over 4f out until 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 46l behind Born To Perform (11-5) at Southwell 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd.
Mooreheigh Sir Harry Lewis filly out of Joley Blake.
Sybil's Surprise Puissance filly out of Fervent Fan.