The market can always guide us in bumpers, but QUEDDILLAC catches our eye, in preference to M'lady Eliza and Call Me Mulligan. Tim Vaughan's gelding is making his debut under rules, having previously won an Irish point in good style. His reputation for taking horses from elsewhere and improving them is well known, and it'll be interesting to see if there's any market support. If there is, we'd be further encouraged that he can continue his decent form in bumpers. M'lady Eliza finished well in a similar contest on debut to grab a place, and further improvement could be enough to land this. Call Me Mulligan is an interesting looking debutant, with Tony McCoy on board, and support would be significant. With so many newcomers the market must be watched, but we'll side with Queddillac.
Call Me Mulligan (IRE) Bach gelding out of They Call Me Molly.
Clarksville Groom Dancer gelding out of Salty Girl.
Martle King 100-1 (11-3) Led, clear after 5f, headed over 4f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 48l behind Benleigh (10-12) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Onechoice 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Smuglin (10-4) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in May '08.
Quedillac (FR) 4-5 (12-0) Mid div, 6th 1/2way & prog in 2nd bef 3out, ld bef last where faster jump, so, won at Dawstown 3m ire ptp in May beating Joe Soap (12-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Tearlach 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, pushed along 6f out, weakened 3f out, 9th of 12, 23l behind Fiveways (11-4) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Thelordbewithyou (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Georgic.
Coben (IRE) 150-1 (10-5) Always behind, tailed off final 5f, last of 12, well behind Line Freedom (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f N H flat (4) gd in Apr.
Entertain Me Kadastrof mare out of Just The Ticket.
Fooled Again 33-1 (10-8) Held up, struggling and behind over 7f out, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Have You Seen Me (11-4) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (4) gs in Mar '08.
Generous Jarmen 66-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway 5f out, soon pushed along, weakened 4f out, 7th of 12, 30l behind Kaladan (11-9) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gd in May.
Just Maggie (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Roses (11-6) at Southwell 2m 1f N H flat (5) gd.
Mountain Beat 8-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway on outside 7f out, hung left and weakened 2f out, 4th of 11, 21l behind Maderson Blue (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) gf in Jun '08.
M'lady Eliza 8-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, steady headway from 3f out, went 3rd inside final furlong and kept on well, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Slate Gem (10-8) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gf in May.
My Legal Lady Sir Harry Lewis filly out of Clifton Mist.
Prickles 28-1 (10-2) In touch, pushed along 7f out, weakened over 4f out, 9th of 16, 41l behind No Principles (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in May.