Newcomers to note in this include Matripajo, a half-brother to hurdles and chase winners, and Spending Time. Comte D'Anjou won over 1m5f at Exeter last December while Trevaylor Boy, Trilerrin Minella and Very Noble have all shown ability. Joe Bugg, Minella Scamp and Thomas Brown arrive off the back of wins in the point-to-point field. The latter may prove the pick of that trio but he'll have to be useful to get the better of OSCARTEEA. Anthony Honeyball's charge had Hello George a couple of lengths behind when second at Aintree in May and that's the best form on offer here. His yard won this last year.
Comte D'anjou 9-2 (10-12) Settled in rear but in touch, headway halfway, chased leaders over 4f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) hvy in Dec beating Vibrato Valtat (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Back By Midnight Midnight Legend gelding out of Roberta Back.
Hello George (IRE) 11-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd towards finish, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Regal Diamond (11-9) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in May.
Joe Bugg (IRE) 5-2 (10-7) Went 2nd aft 10; led aft 3 out; rdn out, won at Flint & Denbeigh 2m 4f ptp sft in Apr beating Lord Wheathill (12-0) by 12l, 4 ran.
Matripajo (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Una Juna.
Minella On Line (IRE) 9-4 (11-7) Pr early, lost pl bef 5th, steady prog to 3rd 3out, eff on terms 2out, not go with wnr, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Metaurus (11-7) at Rathmorrissey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Minella Scamp (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Ld, hdd aftr 7th, ld again bef 5out & chall bef 3out, 1l adv from 2out & gng best last, sow, won at Inch 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Titans Approach (11-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Oscarteea (IRE) 10-3 (10-12) Held up, took keen hold, headway over 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Regal Diamond (11-9) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in May.
Spending Time King's Theatre gelding out of Karello Bay.
Stafford Jo Silver Patriarch gelding out of Miss Roberto.
Thomas Brown Evens (10-9) Hdwy 6; led 3 out; rdly, won at Avon Vale 3m ptp gd in Mar beating Turtle Boys (12-0) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Trevaylor Boy (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Led after 2f, headed over 3f out, no extra final 2f, 4th of 12, 34l behind Quick Decisson (11-2) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Trillerin Minella (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Led until over 2f out, soon rallied, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5l behind The Skyfarmer (11-1) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Very Noble (FR) 2-1 (10-12) Held up behind, headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Lemons Ground (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in May.
You Too Pet (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Went 3rd 12; wknd 3 out, 3rd of 7, 25l behind Ned White (12-0) at Four Burrow 3m ptp gf in May.
Lymm Grey Fair Mix filly out of Ellie Bee.