Favoured Nation won a Folkestone bumper 12 months ago but cut little ice in two runs over hurdles at the start of this year, though he still appears to be the stable choice ahead of newcomer All Systems Go. Those with previous experience over timber look a modest bunch and this may chiefly involve hurdling debutants PRINTMAKER and Tamira, with preference for the former, who won twice in Ireland on the Flat and looks just the type to do well over timber. Tamira is making her racecourse debut but is from a strong jumping family and isn't overfaced on her first start.
All Systems Go (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of Teastrup.
Bincombe 28-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 29l behind Twelve Roses (10-5) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Doctor Of Music (IRE) 80-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, reminders soon after start, always in rear, behind over 5f out, last of 8, 38l behind Hydrant (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb '10 (flat).
Favoured Nation (IRE) 7-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders until weakened 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Lemon Drop Red (10-7) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.
His Lordship 33-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, effort approaching 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 14, 28l behind Brampour (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in Feb '11.
Iznt Getting Court (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway 8th, mistake when no impression 2 out, 6th of 10, 30l behind Wayward Glance (11-3) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Jawahal Du Mathan (FR) 12-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 22l behind Next Edition (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f cnd nov hcp hdl (5) gd.
Kings Flagship 33-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, pushed along 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 43l behind Mizen Station (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) gd in Mar '11.
Landscape (FR) 9-2 (9-4) 4th of 7 Mourasana (9-1) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in Oct '11 (flat).
Look For Love 40-1 (10-11) Took keen hold in 7th, in rear and mistake 4th, never a factor, tailed off, 5th of 8, 33l behind Adelar (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Mon Desir (FR) 20-1 (10-12) Led, headed after 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 8th of 11, 32l behind Beyeh (10-0) at Stratford 2m 4yo hdl (3) gd in Mar.
Printmaker (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, not much room from 2f out, soon no impression under pressure and kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Do The Bosanova (9-1) at Gowran Park 1m 1f hcp 60-95 3yo gd in Sep '11 (flat).
Proposable (FR) (9-1) 9th of 13, 9l behind Dry Whisky (9-2) at Compiegne(FR) 1m 2f stk gd in May '10 (flat).
Saffron Star 8-1 (12-0) Held up & bhnd; hdwy 12; no imp 3 out, 4th of 11, 10l behind Wayward Frolic (11-7) at Cherrybrook 3m ptp gd in Apr '11.
Xaarcet (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, edged left and weakened 2f out, 9th of 15, 34l behind Up To Something (11-1) at Newbury 2m NH flat (2) gs in Mar.
Enchanting Smile (FR) 80-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place 3rd, strugglng 6th, 5th and well beaten when mistake 2 out, 5th of 10, 24l behind My Legal Lady (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) sft in Sep.
Tamira Tamure mare out of Welsh Lustre.