Billy No Name finally got off the mark at Wincanton last month but probably lacks the scope of FLEMENSON. Jonjo O'Neill's winning pointer made a successful debut under Rules at Uttoxeter, despite looking in need of the run. It will be a surprise if there isn't plenty more in the locker. Master Butcher and The Wealerdealer have also won between the flags while Beau De Tabel, Champagne West and Sea Wall have shown promise in bumpers. Nick Williams' charge was also third on his hurdles debut and will improve. Rydon Pynes was a promising second at Ffos Las in February but fell at Newbury the following month.
Billy No Name (IRE) 4-9fav (11-0) Made all, raced freely, drawing clear when dived at last and mistake, unchallenged, won at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct beating Floral Spinner (10-7) by 8l, 8 ran.
Flemenson (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 3 out, ridden to lead last, kept on and driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct beating Ashes House (10-12) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Beau De Tabel (FR) 6-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear in 5th, headway to go 3rd 3 out, ridden before next, one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 9l behind The Skyfarmer (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gd in Oct.
Champagne West (IRE) 6-4 (11-3) Tracked winner, challenged over 2f out, joined winner inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 5, hd behind Monkey Kingdom (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Mar.
Cool George 16-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, mistake 4th, not fluent next, ridden 6th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Saphir Du Rheu (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Junction Fourteen (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Tea For Two (10-5) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Master Butcher (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, led 2f, led again after 3f, headed 8f out, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Take A Bow (11-1) at Chepstow 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Milanese (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Took keen hold, always behind, pushed along over 6f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Rydon Pynes 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along and losing place when fell 3 out, in a race won by Berkeley Barron (10-12) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar, 18 ran.
Sea Wall (FR) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went badly right over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 12, 4l behind Robinsfirth (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Stoney Silence 12-1 (11-3) Led, edged right 1st bend, headed 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 22l behind Chill Factor (10-9) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gs in Apr.
The Wealerdealer (IRE) 3-1 (12-0) (cp) w ldrs to 15; pu 2 out, in a race won by Skating Home (12-0) at Dulverton 3m ptp gd in May, 13 ran.