Tealissio will be fancied here on the basis on his recent second at Southwell. He finally seems to be getting the hang of jumping hurdles but ULYS DU CHARMIL has more scope and gets the nod. Choc Thornton partners the French import in preference to Flat winner Compton Blue and he may stay on too strongly for the more exposed Unex Degas and Uttoxeter second River Purple, who probably needs further.
Compton Blue 20-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway after 5th, jumped slowly 3 out, well held by leaders from 2 out, 5th of 8, 18l behind Hawkhill (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Hurricane Hymnbook (USA) 40-1 (11-0) Behind, headway into mid-division 5th, kept on same pace from 3 out, never near leaders, 8th of 17, 47l behind Brick Red (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) sft.
Ivans Back (IRE) 20-1 (12-0) Led til hdd 3 out; 3rd & btn when fell last, in a race won by What A Laugh (12-0) at Thorpe Lodge 3m ptp gd in Apr, 5 ran.
Lucky Mellor 33-1 (9-2) Led, headed and short of room over 4f out, soon pushed along, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 21l behind Beachwood Bay (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb (flat).
Nolecce 50-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 8th of 13, 32l behind Asaid (10-8) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Pebbleglen (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) In touch, stayed on same pace final 2f, 6th of 12, 17l behind Gonow (10-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Quite Sparky 28-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 17l behind Toto Skyllachy (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs (flat).
Ritsi 25-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden 5f out, lost touch over 3f out, soon well behind, tailed off, last of 7, well behind The Absent Mare (8-10) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct (flat).
River Purple 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, mistake 4th, chased winner 3 out, no impression when hit 2 out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 15l behind An Capall Mor (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Tealissio 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 3 out, every chance approaching next, soon outpaced, stayed on strongly closing stages, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Hawkhill (11-5) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Iktiview 100-1 (10-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 17, 19l behind Up To Something (10-7) at Wetherby 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Dec.
Onwards'n'upwards 200-1 (10-7) Always in rear, ridden along 8th, pulled up soon after 4 out, in a race won by Enter Milan (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 7f nh nov hdl (3) sft, 6 ran.
Shivalric (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Not fluent, always behind, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Makbullet (11-5) at Kelso 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Ulys Du Charmil (FR) 9-2 (10-9) In touch, ridden 3out, weakened next, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Greyfriars Drummer (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Unex Degas (IRE) 14-1 (10-6) With leader, led 4th, not fluent 6th, headed after 3 out, hampered when left in lead 2 out, soon headed, 3rd and beaten last, no extra, 3rd of 14, 8l behind Avoca Promise (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.