Something was clearly amiss with SEEBRIGHT when he was well beaten at Exeter last May. He'd impressed earlier when scoring at Towcester and his debut run at Fontwell has worked out well. He can repay with interest the decision to keep him to bumpers for the time being. Be Bop Boru made it third-time lucky at Ludlow in November but more is needed here under a penalty while pointer Bob Ford makes his debut under Rules. Jockey bookings suggest Winged Crusader is the pick of his yard's two runners today but both may just need this, though are still preferred to fellow newcomer Oh Suzannah and Johncan.
Be Bop Boru (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden out, won at Ludlow 2m mdn NH flat (5) sft in Nov beating Devil's Dyke (11-2) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Seebright 4-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 4f out, 11th of 14, 43l behind Three Old Amigos (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in May.
Bob Ford (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Ld/disp until 2nd aftr 8th, ld again 4out, sl adv bef 2out until jnd when lft clr last, so, won at Avaune 3m ire ptp sft in Dec beating Clontead Cross (11-4) by 12l, 14 ran.
Johncan (IRE) 12-1 (12-0) (cp) wl bhnd when pu 11, in a race won by Woeful Dancer (12-0) at Parham 3m ptp gs in Apr, 6 ran.
Splash of Ginge Oscar gelding out of Land Of Honour.
Winged Crusader (IRE) Winged Love gelding out of Reine Berengere.
Oh Suzannah Generous mare out of La Lambertine.