An interesting bumper where BENNO'S BOY is a tentative suggestion, while Luso's Lad and Fiddler's Reel are among the potential dangers. The last-named is unbeaten in two point-to-points and looks to possess plenty of stamina. He is a half-brother to another winning pointer and his dam, Festival Fancy, was a successful staying hurdler. Cut should suit and he has a decent chance. Luso's Lad is also related to winning stock in points, bumpers, hurdles and chases, and represents the powerful Howard Johnson yard, so should be capable of getting heavily involved. Malcolm Jefferson does well in this grade and his Jake Spoon is related to plenty of French winners, so a market check is advised, while Chief Bucaneer should improve plenty for his debut and some softer ground, so is not ruled out. Even so, Benno's Boy comes from a yard going well, and who presumably think there is some ability in their gelding after persevering with him after a two-year absence. Cut in the ground should suit him and we will chance him first time back on the racecourse.
Alexander Oats 33-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 10th of 16, 41l behind Bishops Heir (10-7) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Allow Me Daylami gelding out of Time Honoured.
Benno's Boy (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, stayed on final 2 furlongs, nearest finish, 3rd of 18, 13l behind Noble Alan (11-2) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gf in Nov '07.
Chief Bucaneer (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, no extra over 1f out, 4th of 15, 12l behind Last Of The Bunch (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Oct.
Fiddlers Reel 2-1 (12-0) Held up; prog 14; led 3 out; held on wl flat, won at Overton 3m ptp in Mar beating Athoss (12-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Flora's Falcon Alflora gelding out of Northern Falcon.
Jake Spoon (FR) 10-1 (10-7) in a race won by Jerry Hamilton (10-7) at Whittington 2m 5f ptp gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Kylaardon 66-1 (10-12) Unseated rider start, soon remounted, well behind, last of 15, well behind Mcmurrough (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in May '08.
Luso's Lad (IRE) Luso gelding out of Sister Stephanie.
Magnushomesdotcom (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Birch Hill Bedouin (11-1) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Power Flow (IRE) 40-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 8th of 12, 47l behind Gilbarry (10-9) at Kelso 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Running Riot (IRE) Runyon gelding out of Petit Roilelet.
Tomzatackman (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 15, 9l behind Birch Hill Bedouin (11-1) at Newcastle 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Willie Hall 20-1 (10-13) Held up, in touch halfway, dispute with lead over 2f out, no extra entering final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Witherspoon (10-13) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Miss Chi Chi 80-1 (10-5) Prominent, outpaced halfway, tailed off, last of 17, well behind Knockaveen (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f N H flat (6) gd in Oct.
One Under (IRE) 12-1 (10-3) Always behind, 12th of 17, well behind Knockaveen (10-7) at Carlisle 2m 1f N H flat (6) gd in Oct.