Big Kev was second to Country Foolery, who runs in the opener, at the Surrey Union 12 days ago so punters will have a decent form guide. But Hill Forts Gloria's easy victory at the Kimblewick last month looks better form and Alan Hill's mare has every chance here, though her record under Rules is poor. TOMPATPEG showed plenty of heart to get off the mark between the flags last time and might be improving - he gets the nod under an accomplished amateur.
Ashanti Moon (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Held up; hdwy 12; ev ch flat; no ex cl home, 2nd of 14, 1l behind He's A Black Sheep (12-0) at Crawley & Horsham 3m ptp gd in Mar.
Big Kev 6-4 (12-0) Ap; ev ch last; one-pcd, 2nd of 4, 2l behind Country Foolery (12-0) at Surrey Union 3m ptp gs.
I'm Not Telling (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) (tt) ww; hdwy 3 out; led app last; rdly, won at Larkhill 2m 4f ptp in Apr beating Mr Fezziwig (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Jacks Lastchance 5-1 (12-0) (v) (tt) ap; lft in ld aft 14; hung rt & hdd flat; rallied up & rjnd ldr post, won at East Kent with West Street 3m ptp gd in Apr deadheating with De Waiting Game (12-0), 5 ran.
Mizen Mix 7-4 (12-0) Prom til wknd 2 out; pu last, in a race won by The Booshy Man (12-0) at Essex 3m ptp gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Reste Jeune (FR) 12-1 (12-0) Led 8-14; wknd qckly 3 out; fin 3rd; promoted, 2nd of 6, 40l behind Blue Benny (12-0) at Vine & Craven 3m ptp in Apr.
Tompatpeg (IRE) 7-4 (12-0) (cp) led til hdd flat; rallied to ld cl home, won at Chiddingfold, Leconfield & Cowdr 3m ptp gs in Apr beating Hardy Morning (12-0) by hd, 4 ran.
Hill Forts Gloria (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) (cp) (tt) led to 5; led 8; drew clr 4 out, won at Kimblewick 3m ptp gf in Apr beating Grand Silence (12-0) by 5l, 6 ran.