Emma Lavelle has her string firing on all cylinders and her GULLINBURSTI is fancied to defy his penalty. A progressive bumper in Ireland last season, the five-year-old made a successful debut for new connections over this trip at Exeter three weeks ago and should have plenty more to offer. Forgotten Gold wasn't winning out of turn at Ludlow but the runner-up has been beaten again since and a bigger danger may be Grand Vision, who has yet to finish out of the frame under Rules. Winning pointers Final Gift and Godsmejudge are others for the short-list while once-useful Flat performer Changing The Guard and decent bumper prospect Divine Folly add to the interest.
Forgotten Gold (IRE) 4-9fav (11-0) Made all, clear before last, easily, won at Ludlow 2m 5f hdl (3) gd beating Joseph Lister (10-4) by 7l, 6 ran.
Gullinbursti (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, jumped left and not fluent 4th, challenged 8th, not fluent 3 out, led after next, stayed on, won at Exeter 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs beating Curtain Razer (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Black Cache (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) In touch in rear, ridden 11th, weakened 4 out, behind next, tailed off, 4th of 5, well behind Mush Mir (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Captain Scarlett (IRE) (11-7) in a race won by Time Gentlemen (12-0) at Tabley 3m ptp gf in May, 12 ran.
Changing The Guard 12-1 (9-2) Chased leading trio, went 3rd 3f out, led over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, stayed on to assert closing stages, won at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct beating Wiggy Smith (8-13) by 1/2l, 9 ran (flat).
Divine Folly (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Mid-division on inside, chased leaders over 7f out, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, never on terms, 4th of 9, 18l behind Ericht (11-3) at Newbury 2m nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) sft in Feb.
Final Gift (IRE) 4-5 (12-0) Mostly 3rd, 5l 3rd well aftr 4out, ld 2out, 5l clr bef last, row, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Assumed Identity (12-0) by 10l, 19 ran.
Godsmejudge (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and switched right after 9th, chased winner after 2 out, beaten when not fluent last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Oscar Sunset (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Grand Vision (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, sometimes jumped left, led 5th, soon headed, led again 6th, headed approaching 3 out, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 14, 10l behind Allthekingshorses (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) gd.
Honour The King (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, weakened well over 4f out, tailed off, 13th of 19, 37l behind Problema Tic (11-5) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in May '10.
Traditional Bob (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, modest 8th 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, never nearer, 5th of 15, 20l behind Golden Gael (10-5) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Gioiello 12-1 (10-7) Led until after 1st, tracked leader until ridden approaching 3 out, weakened well before 2 out, tailed off, 3rd of 9, 39l behind Golden Gael (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd.
Kaffie 25-1 (11-4) With leader until ridden over 3f out, weakened rapidly, 17th of 20, well behind Swincombe Flame (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gd in Mar.