There are some very promising point-to-points winners engaged in this but not many of them have experience under Rules and these fences are among the most unforgiving in the country. Forest Walker won easily at Ludlow last month while Bay To Go was second at Sandown and Ballyjames was only beaten half-a-length at Bangor. HARBOUR COURT looked an exciting prospect when winning by 10 lengths at Kingston Blunt in March for Alan Hill and is taken to make a winning start over regulation fences, though Following Dreams will be a danger if Liam Payter can get him settled in this big field. Charlotte Tizzard's Little Cornham would prefer a quicker surface, however, and Ruapehu needs to improve again to get involved.
Forest Walker (IRE) 15-8fav (11-5) Mid-division, jumped left, mistake 2nd, headway after 8th, mistake 4 out, led before last, clear towards finish, readily, won at Ludlow 2m 4f hts chs (6) gd in Apr beating What Of It (11-7) by 5l, 13 ran.
Artic Pride (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Hdwy by-passing 11; led 14; easy, won at Middleton 3m ptp gf in Apr beating Panama Canal (12-0) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Ballyjames (IRE) 11-1 (11-9) Mostly tracked leader, led 4 out, edged right flat, headed close home, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind That's Rhythm (12-1) at Bangor 3m hts chs (6) gd in Apr.
Bay To Go (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, went 2nd 11th, led next, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no impression before last, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Benedictus (11-13) at Kempton 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd in Apr.
Blazing Whale 12-1 (11-3) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, soon ridden, went 2nd last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Lucette Annie (11-0) at Exeter 3m nov hts chs (6) sft in Apr.
Croan Rock (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) (cp) led 7; drvn out, won at Flint & Denbeigh 3m ptp sft in Apr beating Current Exchange (12-0) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Double Bank (IRE) Evens (12-0) Ap; led 4 out; drew clr 2 out, won at West Somerset 3m ptp sft in Apr beating Bowntobebad (12-0) by 4l, 8 ran.
Following Dreams (IRE) 9-4 (12-0) Hdwy 13; led app 2 out; easy, won at Croome & West Warwickshire 3m ptp gs in Mar beating Goodnight Vienna (12-0) by 20l, 6 ran.
Fourth In Line (IRE) 7-2 (12-0) (bl) held up; blun 3 out; went 2nd last, 2nd of 14, 3l behind Battle Range (12-0) at Essex 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Harbour Court 1-3 (12-0) Led 13-14; led 2 out; easy, won at Kingston Blount 3m ptp in Mar beating Goodnight Vienna (12-0) by 10l, 7 ran.
Hello Mr Kelly (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Held up; hdwy 15; led last; stayed on wl, won at Vale of Lune 3m ptp gd in Mar beating Tweedys Choice (12-0) by 5l, 11 ran.
Indiana Bay (IRE) 4-5 (12-0) Held up & bhnd; plenty to do 15; stayed on to ld nr fin, won at Spooners & West Dartmoor 3m ptp gf in Apr beating Gershwinner (12-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Little Cornham (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) Chsd wnr 13; ev ch 3 out; one pce, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Bay To Go (12-0) at Avon Vale 3m ptp gd in Mar.
My Fella (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Wkng when fell 13, in a race won by The Snail (12-0) at Llangeinor 3m ptp gd in Apr, 7 ran.
Quatuor Collonges (FR) 5-1 (12-0) Cl up; led 15; ro wl, won at Cotswold 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Hampshire Cross (11-7) by 6l, 10 ran.
Ruapehu (IRE) 1-3 (12-0) Made all; drew clr 3 out; easy, won at Wilton 3m ptp gs in Apr beating Gunner Be Quick (12-0) by well, 4 ran.
Chosen Milan (IRE) 4-6 (11-7) Hdwy to ld 14; hdd 3 out; no ex, 2nd of 4, 10l behind Bens Moor (12-0) at Tivyside 3m ptp sft in Mar.
Oriel Bank (IRE) 11-2 (11-7) In tch til outpcd aft 15, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Artic Pride (12-0) at Middleton 3m ptp gf in Apr.