Dundee was making his handicap debut when a very good second to Tantamount at Aintree and there's much more to come. He'll take some beating but it's TEOCHEW who looks the one to be on as she ran a superb race in a higher grade event than this at Sandown earlier this month and is just 2lb higher. No No Bingo has won three times over fences and though not seen since his victory at Towcester in April he's on a lower mark here and has to be respected. Sole Survivor hasn't run for two years but Paul Webber wouldn't be bringing him here without good reason and he's one to note in the betting.
Hold Court (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Always behind, tailed off 4 out, last of 13, well behind Moorlands Mist (10-8) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Teochew (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Chased leader, led 4th until after 3 out, prominent, challenged in 2nd 2 out, every chance when not fluent last, one pace flat, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Benefique Royale (10-0) at Sandown 2m 4f (3) gs.
Dundee 8-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway approaching 7th, bumped 8th, challenged 3 out, stayed on, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Tantamount (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hcp hdl (3) sft.
The Jugopolist (IRE) 10-3fav (10-10) With leader, led 2nd, clear before 5th until ridden after 3 out, headed before 2 out, weakened last, 5th of 10, 21l behind Belle De Fontenay (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f sell (5) gs.
No No Bingo (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, reminders before 8th, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, blundered 2 out, stayed on gamely to lead towards finish, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr beating Endofdiscusion (10-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Basford Bob (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway after 4 out, in poor 4th when blundered 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 9, 49l behind Rattlin (10-7) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.
Sole Survivor (FR) 16-1 (11-5) In touch, effort to chase leader after 4 out to next, weakened 2 out, soon eased, 12th of 15, well behind Hinton Indiana (10-9) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec '11.