PEPE SIMO is the only representative from the yard that sponsors the finale and it's reasonable to assume that he'll be tuned up for his reappearance. Henry King, The Rainbow Hunter and Lady De La Vega are amongst his likely challengers. The selection showed a wayward tendency when veering across the track at Sandown when appearing to have the race at his mercy. The winner of that race turned out to be useful whilst there were no such problems with his subsequent starts although he failed to figure at Cheltenham in March. He was beaten by Henry King on his second outing although Victor Dartnall's charge failed to confirm the form at Cheltenham although he was allowed to come home in his own time once beaten. He's a nice prospect for the future and is held in some regard by the yard. Andy Turnell enjoyed a double at Worcester in the week and he's represented by winning pointer The Rainbow Hunter who needs to be monitored for support whilst Lady De La Vega finished like a train at Fontwell and should appreciate the longer trip. Fidelis is another that's already got a run over hurdles under his belt and he has shown ability but could find at least a couple of these too strong and it would be no great surprise if one of them turned out to be Pepe Simo.
Aconitum (GER) 20-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, mistake 3rd, weakened after 5th, 6th of 11, 36l behind Calaficial (10-11) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Alesandro Mantegna (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Towards rear, headway 3 out, chance last, one pace flat, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Dark Energy (11-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Bampy's Last 40-1 (10-12) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 44l behind Oddshoes (11-5) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Departed (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, pushed along 7th, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 9l behind Qianshan Leader (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) gd.
Fidelis (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway 5th, 4th when mistake 2 out, went 3rd but weakened last, 3rd of 11, 16l behind Get Me Out Of Here (10-12) at Worcester 2m nov hdl (4) gs.
Henry King (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway from over 7f out, weakened over 3f out, eased, 18th of 24, well behind Dunguib (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gs in Mar.
Icterus 10-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out on outer, weakened 3f out, last of 10, 35l behind Mrs Bukay (10-9) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
King of Leon (FR) 11-4 (11-11) Tracked leaders, soon led, headed 5f out, weakened quickly and pulled up over 2f out, in a race won by Hayes Princess (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Feb, 7 ran.
Maggio (FR) 20-1 (10-9) Chased leader, one pace 2 out, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Cool Friend (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Pepe Simo (IRE) 50-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway 5f out, effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 24, 35l behind Dunguib (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gs in Mar.
Power Pack Jack (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Towards rear, pushed along after 3rd, hit next, never dangerous, 11th of 14, well behind Carrolls Cross (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Quotation Mark (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 11, well behind Lady Hillingdon (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Swincombe Rock Double Trigger colt out of Soloism.
The Rainbow Hunter 4-6 (11-7) Led aft 1 & sn clr; rdn out, won at Paxford 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Well Mick (12-0) by 3l, 7 ran.
Allperksonice 200-1 (10-4) Led, soon well clear, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 44l behind Theophrastus (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
I'm Henrietta 33-1 (10-7) Held up, pulled hard, ridden over 5f out, soon struggling, 9th of 12, 40l behind Mayberry (10-7) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gf.
Lady De La Vega (FR) 14-1 (10-0) Held up, in touch, outpaced from 5th, kept on between last 2 no impression, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Consulate (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd.