Jonjo O'Neill saddles three in this but AP McCoy's presence on board Southwell bumper winner Cardinal Rose suggest he's the stable pick. Stablemates Rob Conti and So Fine, both placed in bumpers in the spring, should run well while Canadian Diamond and Casco Bay have already hinted at ability. Knockalongi ran in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham having won earlier at Doncaster and could be interesting but Charlie Mann paid £15,000 for winning pointer CARRIGLEA WOOD at the Newbury sales in March and will be disappointed if he doesn't do well under Rules. He gets a tentative vote unless the market speaks strongly in favour of one of his rivals.
Achimota (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) In rear, weakening when mistake 5th, badly hampered 4 out when tailed off, 5th of 7, 34l behind Laterly (11-6) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Arachnid 66-1 (10-11) Prominent on outside, pushed along 9f out, lost place over 5f out, 7th of 11, 45l behind Jive Master (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Canadian Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leader in 2nd, improved to lead approaching 3 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 28l behind High Importance (11-0) at Bellewstown 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl gf in Jul.
Cardinal Rose 6-1 (10-12) Chased leader, led over 6f out, drew clear final furlong, ridden out, won at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr beating Flite (10-10) by 7l, 13 ran.
Carriglea Wood (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) Ld, chall 4out, hdd brfly 2out, landed faster over last & adv up, gng best from 100 yards out, so, won at Dungarvan 3m ire ptp gs in Feb beating Howareyougoingon (12-0) by 1l, 5 ran.
Casco Bay (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 7th halfway, ridden in 6th 3 out, no impression in 4th before 2 out, left moderate 3rd, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 21l behind Between Me And You (10-11) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
High Storm (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 5th of 11, 19l behind Sir Johnson (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gf in May.
King Kieren (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division struggling under pressure soon after 3 out, 7th of 11, 37l behind Via Galilei (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gf in Apr '10.
Knockalongi 100-1 (11-5) Behind, outpace 4f out, stayed on into mid-division final 2f, never near leaders, 16th of 24, 39l behind Cheltenian (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m N H flat G1 (1) gd in Mar.
My Mate Vinnie (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of A Rare One.
No No Bingo (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, 4th 3out, ld last, comfortable, won at Ballyragget 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Ifonlyalfie (12-0) by 4l, 14 ran.
Rob Conti (FR) 6-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Hazy Tom (10-11) at Bangor 2m 1f Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Race (4-6yo) (5) gd in Apr.
So Fine (IRE) Evensfav (11-4) Disputed lead at slow pace until left in lead 4f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, edged left and kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Jackstown (10-9) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (5) gf in Apr.
Thisisthearticle (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, ran green and weakened, 9th of 12, 42l behind Hazy Tom (11-0) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Tickatack (IRE) Evens (12-0) Ww mid div, 3rd 4out, lft ld 3out, drew clr, easily, won at Ballyragget 3m ire ptp gs in Mar beating Feather Hill (12-0) by 10l, 18 ran.
Total Effects (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear, reminders after 4 out, soon struggling, 8th of 12, well behind He's A Hawker (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.