Rich Buddy was all out to beat Ukrainian Star by half-a-length over course and distance last month and is 4lb higher today. Deise Dynamo is also facing a stiff task at the weights while Green Wizard keeps finding one too good, but Taunton third Joseph Mercer has won over a shorter trip here and can't be ignored. Presenting Paddy is unexposed and another to consider while Sail And Return usually runs well here and is back on a winning mark. ANDREO BAMBALEO alternates between hurdles and fences but the handicapper has given him a chance here on a mark of 107. The quicker surface is definitely in his favour and he's been running well enough lately to warrant the selection with Cyrien Star preferred to Spoil Me and the disappointing Barenger of the others.
Deise Dynamo (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) With leaders early, tracked leaders, weakened 2 out, 4th of 6, 18l behind Walkabout Creek (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp hdl (2) hvy in Mar.
Rich Buddy 5-1fav (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway 8th, hit 3 out, led last, faltered towards finish, all out, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr beating Ukrainian Star (10-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Green Wizard (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Tracked leader, ridden after 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 19, 8l behind Mrs Eff (9-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Joseph Mercer (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, in touch, hit 8th, went 3rd before 3 out until ridden soon after 3 out, went 3rd again 2 out, no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Qalinas (11-4) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Barenger (IRE) 5-2fav (11-8) Chased leaders, ridden and unable to quicken before 2 out, driven and weakened approaching last, 6th of 12, 12l behind Thundering Home (10-9) at Sandown 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Feb.
Miss Overdrive 7-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, raced wide, chased leader 2nd until approaching 4th, chased leaders, weakened before 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Qalinas (11-4) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar, 7 ran.
Presenting Paddy (IRE) 9-4 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed when not fluent last, soon beatem eased final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 15l behind Wiffy Chatsby (11-5) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Aug.
Turtlethomas (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, reminders and lost place before 11th, soon behind and pulled up, in a race won by Addiction (11-1) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 17 ran.
Sail And Return 7-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders on inside, every chance after 3 out, no extra from next, 4th of 8, 24l behind Orangeaday (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.
Cyrien Star 7-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway approaching 4th, not fluent next, lost place after 7th, no impression 3 out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Rich Buddy (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Andreo Bambaleo 14-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden before 3 out, not fluent 2 out, stayed on one pace, 6th of 13, 13l behind Amigo (11-12) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Spoil Me (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Lingfield 2m n h flat (5) std in Jan beating Houndscourt (11-5) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Ukrainian Star (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Led, left clear before 4th until next, hard ridden after 3 out, headed last, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Rich Buddy (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.