CHELTENIAN, who won the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in 2011, has had an interrupted career to date over hurdles but was caught right on the line at Doncaster in February after an even longer break before running in the Supreme Novices' and should outclass these. Fergal Mael Duin has been placed at Towcester and Stratford and should be in the frame again but Ortolan hasn't raced since 2010 and is likely to find this much too sharp. Sukiyaki and Whileaway look the pick of the remainder.
Boom To Bust (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) With leader, led 2nd to next, tracked leader, driven and lost place after 2 out, weakened before last, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Urcalin (10-11) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Cheltenian (FR) 25-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, outpaced when mistake 3 out, weakening when mistake next, 10th of 12, well behind Champagne Fever (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) sft in Mar.
Ergo Sum 66-1 (10-9) Led, clear when blundered 3rd, headed when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 46l behind Three Kingdoms (11-5) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Fergal Mael Duin 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 4th, every chance 2 out, soon no impression on winner, stayed on same pace, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Irish Cavalier (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) sft in Oct.
Ortolan (GER) 6-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, steady headway after 4th, ridden approaching 2 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 15, 12l behind Lord Tomnoddy (11-0) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar '10.
Sukiyaki (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, hard driven after 3 out, soon weakened, eased before last, 6th of 7, 44l behind Amore Alato (11-8) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (2) sft.
Whileaway (USA) 100-1 (10-7) Prominent, not fluent 4th, led 5th until 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 12, 21l behind Dubai Prince (10-12) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Camptown Lady 100-1 (10-3) Towards rear, struggling 6th, weakened 3 out, soon tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Madness Light (10-9) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Early Bonnet (IRE) 10-1 (10-11) Mid div, 10th 1/2 way,mstk 10th, wknd & pu 5out, in a race won by One Decent Dollar (11-7) at Taylorstown 3m ire ptp sft in May, 12 ran.