VICENTE was placed in all three starts in France including his latest outing over hurdles at Auteuil. He's since joined Paul Nicholls and can make a winning start for new connections in this. Minellaforleisure has a shout on his best form in bumpers and Toowoomba has won a point-to-point. Rule Of Thumb is a bumper winner at Fontwell but has shown little in three starts over hurdles while Henwood and Berkeley Avenue will need to improve as they take on obstacles for the first time.
Berkeley Avenue 11-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 6th of 9, 46l behind Master Rajeem (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Henwood (IRE) 11-4 (11-4) Close up, led over 5f out, headed over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 13, 40l behind Father Edward (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in May.
Minellaforleisure (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Held up in last pair in touch, struggling over 4f out, tailed off 2f out, 8th of 9, well behind Rafafie (10-12) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gs in Apr.
Rule Of Thumb 25-1 (10-13) Towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, never a factor, 7th of 11, well behind Kings Palace (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Toowoomba (IRE) 15-2 (10-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 17, 13l behind Call Carlo (11-4) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Vicente (FR) 6-1 (10-3) 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Valkyri Colombe (10-3) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 4yo hdl hvy in Mar.