NOMADIC DREAMER never figured when dropped back in trip at Worcester but has otherwise made a promising start over fences with a couple of placed efforts at Market Rasen over today's distance. Sophie Leech's charge makes more appeal than Notarfbad who finished third at Ffos Las on his chasing debut and looks a threat. Trop Fort is the best of these over hurdles and he can figure if taking to the larger obstacles but it's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder.
Checkmate 25-1 (12-0) Hdwy 6; wknd 12; to, 6th of 8, well behind Duke Special (12-0) at Kimblewick 3m ptp gd in May.
Gud Day (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Always towards rear, pushed along and weakened from 3 out, 7th of 12, 23l behind Tamarillo Grove (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
High Storm (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Held up, always behind, 6th of 11, 39l behind Roger Beantown (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Julie Prince (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden in 4th 2 out, soon no impression, 7th of 13, 7l behind Wicklow Lad (11-4) at Naas 2m 3f hcp hdl 80-109 sft in Mar.
Nomadic Dreamer 13-2 (11-10) Held up, not fluent 4th or 6th, closed 10th, left pressing for 2nd 3 out, stayed on same pace from last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Foreverpresenting (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chs (4) gf.
Notarfbad (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up in 5th, went 3rd before 4 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Prospect Wells (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.
Rifle Shot (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Chased leaders to 4th, soon behind, 8th of 12, well behind Thunder Sheik (10-6) at Worcester 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd in Jun.
Trop Fort (FR) 33-1 (10-11) Pressed leader, led 5th until 7th, lost place when hampered on bend after 2 out, weakened before last, 15th of 17, 42l behind Party Rock (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
War Of The World (FR) 33-1 (11-10) Led until 3rd, tracked leader until after 7th, ridden 9th, lost place next, tailed off, 4th of 7, 50l behind Foreverpresenting (11-10) at Market Rasen 2m 4f beg chs (4) gf.