Miss Sassypants landed a couple of bumpers before not being disgraced in the Aintree Listed bumper at the Grand National meeting and is an interesting recruit to hurdles while Cailin, Ellin's Tower and Lola Galli are other bumper performers to have displayed potential who go over timber for the first time. The latter makes most appeal of that trio although Bonne Fee is another to watch on a first start since October 2012 and market support would be noteworthy. Shuil Gealach is progressing steadily over hurdles and merits respect but MAKADAMIA receives the vote. The mare seemed to run out of steam after travelling well when a respectable fourth at Wincanton and this drop back to 2m3f looks a sensible decision.
Alderley Heights 40-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, outpaced 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 18l behind One For The Guv'nr (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Big Night Out 66-1 (10-5) Towards rear, struggling 7th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Aubusson (10-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 15 ran.
Bonne Fee 9-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 7th, went 2nd last, every chance flat, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Dancingtilmidnight (10-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Oct '12.
Cailin (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear on outside, headway 4th, slightly hampered 3 out, went 3rd before next, stayed on flat, went 2nd towards finish, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Doyenne Dream (10-7) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Ebony Empress (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division in touch, chased leaders 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 20, 6l behind Avispa (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gs in Apr.
Ellin's Tower 7-2 (10-10) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Caitys Joy (10-10) at Fakenham 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (5) gd in Apr.
Lola Galli 11-4fav (10-12) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 2f out, no extra entering final furlong, 3rd of 8, 11l behind Plum Stone (10-12) at Lingfield 2m (6) std in Nov.
Makadamia 5-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway before 3 out, one pace from last, 4th of 14, 10l behind Koolala (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Miss Sassypants 16-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, rallied on inside over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 10th of 20, 12l behind Avispa (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f N H flat lst (1) gs in Apr.
Miss Siskin 40-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Enchanting Smile (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr, 14 ran.
Over The Air 100-1 (10-9) Held up, fell 1st, in a race won by Pressies Girl (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Rebel Island (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Led narrowly, driven 5f out, headed over 3f out, soon lost place, behind final 2f, last of 7, 31l behind More Buck's (10-7) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Seas The Moment (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Prominent in chasing group, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 12, 24l behind Rhythm Star (10-10) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Shuil Gealach (IRE) 11-8fav (11-3) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd after 7th, led before 2 out, pressed soon after 2 out, ridden between last 2, driven and headed last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Cove (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f mares NH nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Welcometothejungle 7-2 (10-10) Mid-division, blundered badly and rider lost both irons, in rear when hampered 3rd, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Bobble Boru (10-10) at Wincanton 2m mrs nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Kentford Myth 16-1 (10-1) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 6th of 11, 18l behind Blue Buttons (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Theionlady (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) In rear, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Koolala (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.