Royale's Charter went close on a couple of occasions last season and should have no trouble winning a race like this when the ground is a bit softer, but he's never tackled a surface this fast over hurdles. Fountains Flypast carries a penalty for his victory in a Taunton handicap in March and may prefer further so we'll take a chance on the fitness of KING EDMUND. Rated 135 over fences, he hasn't raced since pulling up at Perth in the spring but would be hard to beat here if fully wound up with the switch back to hurdles not expected to pose too many problems.
Fountains Flypast 6-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, steady headway before 4 out, went 2nd soon after 3 out, led narrowly 2 out, kept slight advantage, joined and hit last, found extra final 100 yards, in command soon after, won at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar beating Laustra Bad (11-3) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
All For Eve 100-1 (10-12) Mid-division, not fluent 4th, behind 7th, tailed off, 6th of 13, well behind Manger Hanagment (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
De Luain Gorm (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Led 2nd until after next, led again 4th until after 8th, weakened soon after, tailed off, 5th of 6, 44l behind Sunday City (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Haulit 25-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, no progress over 2f out, 8th of 15, 8l behind Green Earth (9-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul (flat).
King Edmund 10-1 (11-9) Took keen hold, in touch in mid-division, mistake 5th, mistake and lost place next, last when not fluent 7th, pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Door Boy (10-9) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Koralsdarling (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Hld up in last pair, pushed along halfway, struggling final 4f, last of 8, 33l behind Lets Get Serious (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m NH flat (4) gd in Oct.
Royale's Charter 6-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 6l behind Pere Blanc (11-8) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Sans Un Souci (FR) 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, lost place 8f out, soon in rear, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Rudanphast (11-8) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gf in Aug '10.
Cailin Maghnailbhe (IRE) 40-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, 14th of 15, 34l behind Turbo Du Ranch (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) gd in Mar.
Combustible Lady (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Mid-division, 10th halfway, headway into 5th 3f out, ridden in 6th entering straight, no extra 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 18, 6l behind Rebel Fitz (12-0) at Listowel 2m 5yo nhf in Sep '10.
Megagrace 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, took keen hold, weakened 3 out, 7th of 9, well behind Snow Blizzard (10-13) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.