Supreme Bob ended last season with a win in heavy ground at Newbury but is only 3lb higher on his return. Dormouse may prove better suited to today's going though he looks high enough in the weights. Don Pooleoni made a decent comeback when runner-up at Taunton and may figure while Upton Wood also has solid claims on his recent second at Wincanton though the winner has been beaten since. SHADY LANE finished clear of the third when only finding Keel Haul too good over 2m here a fortnight ago and Alan King's mare gets the vote to open her account in this. Swinging Hawk is fit from the Flat but unplaced in five starts over hurdles.
Dormouse 13-2 (11-9) In rear, ridden and headway when hit 2 out, weakened flat, 7th of 11, 39l behind Wily Fox (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 3f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft.
Gran Torino (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Towards rear, some headway into mid-divison on outside after 4 out, soon one pace, weakened last, 9th of 12, 32l behind Royal Native (11-6) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Supreme Bob (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, challenged 3 out, edged right and led flat, idled towards finish, pulled out exta close home, won at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) hvy in Mar beating Was My Valentine (10-1) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Goodtime Boy (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, 7th early, niggled along circuit to go, no extra approaching straight, 13th of 17, well behind Blossom Gate (11-4) at Limerick 2m 5f hcp hdl 80-116 gf in Jul.
Presence Felt (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway 5th, went 2nd after 8th until 2 out, 4th and no extra last, 5th of 12, 11l behind Rich Buddy (11-2) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Rasheed 33-1 (10-6) Led soon clear, headed approaching and mistake 2 out, soon lost place, 4th of 10, 14l behind Mcllhatton (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Nether Stream (IRE) 100-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, not fluent 3 out, passed weakening rivals from 2 out, never any chance with leaders, 5th of 16, 23l behind Keel Haul (10-9) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Don Pooleoni (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Raced wide in touch, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, kept on same pace from last, 2nd of 15, 6l behind Brinestine (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Lisheen Hill (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 3rd, led 10th, headed after 3 out, mistake next, weakened before last, 3rd of 9, 22l behind Mr Puck (11-8) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Upton Wood 16-1 (10-11) Prominent, took keen hold, led after 2nd, slipped on bend before 5th, headed 2 out, 3rd when blundered last, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Letemgo (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Swinging Hawk (GER) 11-10fav (11-5) Held up in 4th, not fluent 4th, blundered 3 out, soon ridden, weakening when mistake 2 out, 5th of 6, 20l behind Sophonie (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Jan '12.
Trumix 13-2 (11-12) Prominent, hit 3rd and ridden brielfy, lost place after 4th, well behind from next, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Scales (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 11 ran.
Shady Lane 13-2 (11-1) Mid-division, headway 4th, went 2nd when hit 2 out, left clear last, idled flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Keel Haul (10-9) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Ironical (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Prominent when jumped left 1st, chased leaders, ridden 5th, lost place 3 out, 6th of 16, 23l behind Keel Haul (10-9) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Young Lou 50-1 (10-13) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, effort 8th, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 16, 21l behind Carhue Princess (10-8) at Towcester 2m 5f (5) gs.