Point-to-point winner TIQRIS has some very useful bumper form to his name. He steps up in distance for his debut over hurdles and is probably the one to beat though Sandanski, winner of a Bangor bumper in April, is another interesting newcomer. King Helissio, another winning pointer, and Off The Wall also warrant a second look while Whatsupjack may be best of those with hurdling experience having finished third at Fakenham on his reappearance as Black Is Beautiful is just starting to look a little exposed.
Black Is Beautiful (FR) 6-1 (10-4) Tracked leader, driven 7th, effort 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 17l behind Stow (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec.
Cowbridge (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up, not fluent 5th, always towards rear, tailed off, 16th of 18, well behind Superior Quality (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Harris (IRE) 50-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, one pace from 7th, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 45l behind Witness In Court (11-8) at Sedgefield 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.
Hidden Springs 150-1 (10-12) Always in rear, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Midnight Appeal (10-12) at Hereford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.
King Helissio (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Led, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 8, 23l behind Heronshaw (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Nov.
Off The Wall (IRE) 9-4 (11-2) Led, headed 4f out, soon dropped to 3rd and outpaced final 3f, 3rd of 4, 31l behind Virginia Ash (10-7) at Kempton 2m NH flat (5) gd in Feb.
Oyster Shell 40-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, ridden after 3 out, weakened next, 8th of 18, 25l behind Superior Quality (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Sandanski (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Made all, ridden 2f out, kept on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gs in Apr beating Separate Shadows (10-10) by 1l, 12 ran.
Shadesofnavy 200-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, behind next, tailed off, 15th of 18, well behind Superior Quality (11-0) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec.
Shouda (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Towards rear, steady headway on inside 3 out, weakened on long run to last, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Lord Of House (11-5) at Folkestone 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Social Overdrive (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened before 4 out, 6th of 10, well behind Midnight Oscar (10-12) at Doncaster 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.
Sure Thing (FR) 4-6 (12-0) Made all; drew clr 15; easy, won at Bitterley 3m ptp gd in Apr beating Watoscar (12-0) by 15l, 6 ran.
Susquehanna River (IRE) 9-2 (12-0) Tr ldrs in 6th, rdn along from 3out, sn no extra, pu str, in a race won by Mulligan's Man (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May, 13 ran.
Tiqris 11-2 (11-4) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 4f, effort over 2f out, soon outpaced, 3rd of 9, 12l behind Captain Cutter (11-4) at Ascot 2m NH flat Listed (1) hvy in Dec.
Tully Roe (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Led until ridden before 3 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Bucking The Trend (11-5) at Leicester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Dec.
Whatsupjack (IRE) 22-1 (11-0) Mid-division, hit 5th, headway to join leaders, ridden and every chance 2 out, pressed winner approaching last, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Ericht (10-4) at Fakenham 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.