A number of these arrive having shown decent form between the flags. The likes of Area Access, Billy Biscuit, Bob Keown and Georgie Lad are all worth a market check while Badger Wood should improve on his fourth in a Fontwell bumper. ANDY KELLY was in front approaching the last at Kempton 11 days ago but wandered under pressure and forfeited his advantage. He'll know more today and can make the most of a possible fitness edge over Irish import Drumgooland.
Area Access (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Ld/disp until ld from 8th, jnd bef 4out brfly, ld again bef 3out & 3l adv 2out, red adv last, so flat, won at Ballynoe 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Jimmy Shan (12-0) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Billy Biscuit (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Chsd ldrs; lft in ld 2 out; sn clr, won at South Dorset 2m 4f ptp in Feb beating Django Reinhardt (12-0) by 12l, 9 ran.
Bob Keown (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Mid div, prog to ldrs 3out, not qckn with wnr, ko, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Church Hall (12-0) at Loughbrickland 3m ire ptp gs in Apr.
Degenerate (FR) 20-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, ridden and weakened before next, 6th of 12, 38l behind Masters Hill (10-11) at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) gs.
Drumgooland (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) Led, headed before 5 out, ridden and weakened after 4 out, 10th of 14, well behind Barneys Honour (11-5) at Wexford 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Apr.
Fond Memory (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Led 1f, chased leader, led again 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Call The Cops (10-9) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in May.
Georgie Lad (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) Twrds rr, prog in 8th from 6th, mstk 6out, cl 4th 4out, ld 2out & sl adv when faster jump last, asserted cl home, won at Bartlemy 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Stellar Notion (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.
Lost Arca (FR) 4-1fav (10-10) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 6th, headway approaching 8th, ridden when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, well behind Go Amwell (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Aug.
Many Stars (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 4th 1/2way, prog 4out, ld 3out, hdd app str, one pced run-in, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Martello Tower (12-0) at Ballyragget 3m ire ptp in Mar.
Redoubtablefighter (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) A bhnd; to & pu 2 out, in a race won by Rokshi (11-7) at Wheatland 3m ptp gf in May, 16 ran.
Shinooki (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 5th 1/2way, 3rd 2out, kow to ld on run-in, won at Lemonfield 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Ballyheigue Bay (12-0) by nk, 13 ran.
Andy Kelly (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd before 2nd, mistake 4th, hit 4 out, led before 2 out, headed mistake and stumbled last, no extra in 4th flat, 4th of 12, 4l behind Warden Hill (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.
Badger Wood 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 9, 20l behind Lily Waugh (10-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd.
Flintham 8-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed 10f out, weakened 3f out, 11th of 13, 49l behind Ulzana's Raid (10-12) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in May.