Robinsfirth, successful at Wincanton in April, and Solstice Son, who got off the mark at Ffos Las last month, boast decent form but are being asked to give weight to some potentially useful bumper horses. Boogie In The Barn was beaten less than a length at Exeter, despite meeting trouble in-running, while Rhapando showed promise at Huntingdon in April but HUNTERS HOOF is sure to know what's required and gets a tentative vote. The market will indicate what's expected from fellow newcomers Aces Over Kings and Polamco.
Robinsfirth (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out to chase leaders, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr beating Oscarteea (10-12) by nk, 12 ran.
Solstice Son 6-4fav (10-11) Held up in rear, headway 10f out, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Ffos Las 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct beating Driving Well (11-0) by 13l, 7 ran.
Aces Over Kings (IRE) Overbury gelding out of Aces Royale.
Boogie In The Barn (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, headed last 100 yards, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Deputy Dan (11-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Hunters Hoof (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Madgehil.
Pleasant Company (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Pr, 3rd 1/2 way, 4th 3out, 2nd 2out, sn ld, ran wide, drp bck to 3rd, good jump last, ld again, kow to line, won at Laurencetown 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Bonzo Bing (12-0) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Polamco (IRE) Old Vic gelding out of Shanesia.
Rhapando 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along, slightly hampered and lost place over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, no threat to front pair, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Joanne One (11-1) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Vikekhal (FR) 7-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 22l behind Seedling (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Ebony Empress (IRE) Kris Kin filly out of Auditing Empress.