ENFANT DE LUNE gets the vote in the opener; Frontier Dancer and Make Haste rate as the main dangers. Alan King's 4-year-old has got some really useful flat form in France and he is sure to have been well schooled for this his hurdling debut. The yard are in good form and we put him forward to make a winning British debut. Frontier Dancer has got some decent bumper form but he was a little disappointing on his hurdling debut last time out when he finished fourth at Perth. However, he did run a bit green that day so there could be more to come and he has to be respected. Make Haste showed some promise at Aintree last month and he will handle the ground so he is another to consider. Into The Wild showed promise on his debut in a bumper but he has been disappointing on his two runs since then and he has a bit to prove at present. A competitive start to proceedings and the vote is given to Enfant De Lune.
American World (FR) 33-1 (10-9) Held up, some progress after 3 out, held when mistake 2 out, 5th of 9, 25l behind Charity Lane (10-7) at Lingfield 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy.
Enfant De Lune (FR) (8-11) Held up, ran on, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Libertador (8-11) at Lyon Parilly 1m 4f gd in Jun (Flat).
Friendly King 22-1 (11-0) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3 out, 12th of 15, 34l behind Secret Tune (11-0) at Chepstow 2m mdn hdl (5) gs.
Frontier Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Raced keenly and led, hung left bend after 3rd, headed 3 out, outpaced next, 4th and no impresion when hit last, 4th of 14, 14l behind Noble Alan (11-5) at Perth 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Sept.
Grandage 2-1fav (11-3) Keen towards rear, headway 7f out, effort over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 13, 18l behind Call Me A Legend (10-5) at Exeter 2m 1f nhf (6) gd in Feb.
Grand Article (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden in 3rd after 3 out, soon no extra, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 31l behind Negus (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl frm in May.
Into The Wild (IRE) 33-1 (10-10) With leader, led approaching 3rd, hung left and headed 5th, hit next, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Working Title (11-7) at Kempton 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Make Haste (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 18, 49l behind American Trilogy (11-0) at Aintree 2m mdn hdl (3) sft in Oct.
Mickwell Bay 100-1 (10-12) Prominent, not fluent 5th, weakened after 8th, 13th of 15, well behind Great Endeavour (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Oakbridge (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 44l behind Shore Thing (11-8) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (3) gd in Oct.
Red Rattle (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division and mistakes, behind from 7th, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Gansey (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Robin des Bank (FR) 14-1 (11-0) In rear, ridden after 4th, behind next, jumped slowly 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Sun King (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m sll hdl (5) sft in Mar.
World Shift (GER) (11-7) fell in race won by Burton Port (11-7) at Summerhill 3m ire ptp gs in Apr, 10 ran.
Gobejolly 7-1 (10-10) Held up in rear when brought down at the 4th in race won by Jenny Potts (10-7) at Wetherby 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs, 14 ran.
Honey Makes Money 14-1 (10-9) Held up, always in rear, 14th of 15, well behind Shalone (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nhf (6) gs in May.
Indiana Fox 8-1 (11-0) Held up, headway on outer 9f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 41l behind Student Loan (10-6) at Towcester 2m mrs nhf (5) gd in Apr.
Never Pink (FR) 9-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 9, 9l behind Kylkenny (8-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol (Flat).
Sur La Valise 150-1 (10-5) Led, headed after 2nd, weakened after 5th, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Charmaine Wood (10-10) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.