FOUNTAINS FLYPAST has won two of his three starts in bumpers including on his first start of the season when he looked much improved for the application of a tongue tie at Fontwell and with more likely he can follow up. Ballagio was progressive in two bumpers last term and can improve for the longer trip here while Kingsmere is a winning pointer who turns out for a yard who have done well with similar types in the past. Alan King has saddled a number of winners at the start of this campaign so his Mister Chancer can go well first time back but Fountains Flypast is fit and on form.
Hadron Collider (FR) 9-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, chased winner briefly after 9th, weakened 2 out, 5th of 16, 22l behind Tullyraine (10-12) at Worcester 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Tiermore (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, mistake 2nd, ridden and edged right between last 2, weakened flat, 9th of 13, 8l behind Nothing Is Forever (10-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Oct.
Ballagio (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Mid-division, progress over 3f out, chased leader, over 1f out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 15, 6l behind Whoops A Daisy (10-3) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Benny The Swinger (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, weakened approaching 3 out, 11th of 13, well behind Dunraven Storm (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Bristol Delauriere (FR) 25-1 (10-10) Jumped right 3rd, lost touch 5th, pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Runaround Sue (10-7) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun '08, 8 ran.
Court By Surprise (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Bhd to 9th, 8th 1/2 way, up in 7th 4out, bhd next, no dngr when fell next, in a race won by Refrain Celtique (11-7) at Lisronagh 3m ire ptp in Mar '09, 12 ran.
Father Probus 7-1 (11-0) Held up towrads rear, headway 5f out, outpaced 3f out, driven and stayed on under pressure final 2f, 4th of 11, 12l behind Bear's Affair (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Fountains Flypast 9-4fav (11-0) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 3f out 2nd going well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon pushed along and ran on well, easily, won at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) sft in Oct beating Landenstown Pearl (10-2) by 13l, 11 ran.
Goodtimetoby (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up behind when badly hampered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Sonofvic (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs, 15 ran.
King of Dubai 10-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, steady headway over 3f out, stayed on to take modest 3rd approaching final furlong, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 12, 19l behind The Red Laird (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Feb '09.
Kingsmere 6-1 (11-7) Jnd ldr app 3 out; drvn ahd nr fin, won at Garthorpe 2m 4f ptp gd in May beating Up And Away (11-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Life Long (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, outpaced next, left 10 length 3rd when hampered 2 out, staying on same pace when left 2nd and hampered last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 12l behind Gremlin (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Mister Chancer (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 3rd of 16, 3 1/2l behind Reinriver (10-3) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Boosha 16-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, short of room on inside when improving 5f out, weakened and edged right over 2f out, 8th of 10, 26l behind Eastlake (11-4) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Breadstick 80-1 (9-11) Not jumped well, always behind, tailed off 5th, pulled up after, in a race won by Honorary Title (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr, 9 ran.
Sheezatreasure (IRE) 100-1 (10-5) Mid-division, behind from 5th, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Owen Glendower (10-12) at Worcester 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) gs in Oct.