Black Cow improved on his Kempton debut to finish third at Wincanton in May. He's one of several with decent claims in this bumper. Rendezvous Peak was only beaten a length on the Polytrack earlier this month and Powerscourt Dreams was third on his debut under Rules at Southwell. HUNTERS HOOF was given plenty to do on his debut at Ascot and was tapped for toe when the pace quickened off the home turn. He kept on nicely under considerate handling, however, and looks to have plenty of potential. Nicky Henderson's charge can open his account here unless either of the newcomers, Foxtail Hill or Whichwaytobougie, prove above average.
Black Cow (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Led, ran slightly wide on bend after 4f, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon edged left, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Hologram (10-12) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in May.
Foxtail Hill (IRE) Dr Massini gelding out of Flynn's Girl.
Hunters Hoof (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear on outside, effort on near side rail and plugged on final 2f, never involved, 6th of 10, 20l behind Pleasant Company (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) gs.
Powerstown Dreams (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Mid-division, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd over 1f out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 12, 12l behind No No Romeo (11-2) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) sft.
Rendezvous Peak 6-1 (10-9) Held up in last, went 4th 3f out, ridden over 1f out, switched right entering final furlong, ran on, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Prouts Pub (11-0) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std.
Rossington 40-1 (10-7) Behind, struggling halfway, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 30l behind Long Lunch (10-4) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Royal Ripple (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 4f out, never on terms, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 30l behind Zulu Oscar (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs.
Whichwaytobougie Tobougg gelding out of Whichway Girl.