Brave Vic was second on his debut over C&D 12 days ago and will be fancied to go one better. Was My Valentine may not have beaten much in a mares' race at Fakenham, however, and has a penalty to carry here while Suerte Al Salto stopped very quickly on debut at Wincanton in November and may need more time. Anthony Honeyball and Rachael Green have a terrific record when teaming up in bumpers and BUFFY THE BEATLE, though bred to be a chaser, will know what's required and can make a winning debut.
Invicta Lake (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed 6f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 9, 36l behind Sin Bin (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Showtime (IRE) Elusive City gelding out of Porcelana.
Suerte Al Salto (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 17, 42l behind Claret Cloak (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Was My Valentine 20-1 (11-2) Held up, headway over 4f out, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out, won at Fakenham 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Apr beating W Six Times (10-9) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Brave Vic (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, stayed on to 2nd inside ifnal furlong, kept on, never able to challenge, 2nd of 13, 7l behind No No Charlie (11-2) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs.
Buffy The Beatle Beat All gelding out of Wishy.
Father Arthur Silver Patriarch gelding out of Amber Starlight.
Laser Lad 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 38l behind Houseparty (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Mrbob Escott 20-1 (10-12) Started very slowly, took keen hold, well behind, some headway 5f out, tailed off, 8th of 12, 47l behind Seebright (11-3) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Sylvan Legend 17-2 (10-11) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling over 4f out, 6th of 14, 35l behind Aneyeforaseller (10-11) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Madam Fleur 50-1 (10-2) Raced wide, soon chased leaders, weakened halfway, soon behind, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Aneyeforaseller (10-11) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Affiliate Nayef filly out of Allied Cause.
Amazing D'azy (IRE) Presenting filly out of Shuil Mavourneen.