Kings Palace had just been headed when falling at the second-last on his hurdling debut at Ayr in the spring. He started odds-on that day on the back of some impressive form in bumpers but will need to settle better if he's to stay this longer trip. BILLY NO NAME has no stamina doubts having been placed over 3m at Exeter in March. He was also second over this trip at Wincanton and deserves a change of luck. King Of Glory has shown promise over timber and has form over 2m4f while it will be a surprise if there isn't more to come from winning pointer Kaki De La Pree.
Billy No Name (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, with leader 6th, led 2 out, ridden and headed last 50 yards, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Midnight Prayer (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Dancing Royal 12-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden when left remote 3rd 4 out, finished in own time, 3rd of 5, well behind Captain Kelly (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Just Archie (USA) 14-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, mistake 5th, fell 8th, in a race won by No Loose Change (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep, 8 ran.
Kaki De La Pree (FR) 3-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, close up when pushed along before 3 out, not fluent 2 out, 5th and beaten last, 5th of 13, 15l behind Puffin Billy (11-0) at Newbury 2m NH mdn hdl (3) sft in Nov.
King Of Glory 3-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, lost place after 2nd, closed 4th, ridden 3 out, 3rd and beaten before last, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Western Jo (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Kings Palace (IRE) 4-6fav (11-4) Chased leader, led 5th, ridden and pressed when fell 2 out, in a race won by Ballybogey (11-4) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 10 ran.
Rule Of Thumb 25-1 (10-12) Towards rear, kept on flat, never on terms, 8th of 18, 30l behind Benefit Cut (10-9) at Kempton 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Slaney Star (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, jumped right 1st, mistake 5th, beaten when not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 30l behind Drop Out Joe (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Chendiyr (FR) 40-1 (10-12) Chased leader, challenged 5th, narrow lead before omittted next, mistake and headed 3 out, weakened before next, 5th of 7, 34l behind Whipcrackaway (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Lady Oaksey 14-1 (11-7) Held up; bad mist 10; wl bhnd when pu 3 out, in a race won by Simply Game (12-0) at Ideford Arch 3m ptp in Dec '11, 16 ran.
Lascaux 20-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, hit 6th, never on terms, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Seebright (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.