This is an interesting opener with Peter Bowen running both bumper winner Flying Eagle and Flat winner King Of Jazz, though the latter's stamina will be tested over this trip. Lookslikerainted should stay as he won over 3m between the flags while King Of Glory has already been placed three times over today's distance. Chepstow third Always Archie looks the pick of Tim Vaughan's pair ahead of Tipsy Gypsy but the switch to hurdles will suit Taunton bumper winner ONENIGHTINVIENNA and he gets a tentative vote as Master Rajeem is proving inconsistent.
Always Archie 8-1 (10-7) Led, jumped right 5th, not fluent next, headed 2 out, edged left after last, one pace, well held by winner final 150 yards, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Robbers Roost (11-0) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.
Flying Eagle (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 4 out, staying on in 3 lengths 3rd when mistake and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Ashford Wood (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) sft, 12 ran.
King Of Glory 4-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 4th on inside, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden and no chance with easy winner after 3 out, 2nd of 6, 23l behind Ceasar Milan (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Feb.
King Of Jazz (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and weakened 3f out, 11th of 14, 23l behind Border Legend (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct (flat).
Lookslikerainted (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Rcd 4th/5th, prog to chase ldrs 4out, rdn to ld last, ro best, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Feb '13 beating Waddingtown Hero (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Master Rajeem (USA) 3-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden brielfy after 3rd, not fluent 4th, closed after 8th, mistak next, driven after 10th, weakened approaching 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 47l behind Sego Success (10-12) at Southwell 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Onenightinvienna (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Chased leader, pushed along halfway, lost 2nd 7f out, went 2nd again over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven and pressed final 100 yards, stayed on to assert in closing stages, won at Taunton 2m 1f cond NH flat (5) hvy in Feb beating Pressies Girl (10-6) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Tipsy Gypsy (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Blundered and ridden 7th, always towards rear, 9th of 15, 40l behind Forresters Folly (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Pennies And Pounds 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Legacy Gold (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Dec.
Pru 200-1 (9-12) Always behind, never dangerous, tailed off 4 out, last of 5, well behind Aazif (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.