The fact that ANOTHER HERO was able to win a Stratford bumper last time under a penalty suggests he's above-average and Jonjo O'Neill's four-year-old, who is a half-brother to winning hurdler/chaser Solstice Knight, can make a winning start over timber. Cannon Fodder was second in a mares' race over this trip at Stratford last time and has place claims again while Lady Lectra started favourite for a maiden hurdle over 2m6f here last month and could appreciate the drop in distance. The remainder, however, are harder to fancy.
Alderbrook Lad (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Rcd 2nd, ld from 6th, hdd 8th, ld again 5out, 4l adv 3out, sn further clr, sow, v impressive, won at Kinsale 3m ire ptp gd in Jun beating Sparkling Lord (12-0) by dis, 16 ran.
Bolberry Springs 10-1 (12-0) In tch to 9; to, 6th of 8, 48l behind Doctor Of Music (12-0) at Hursley Hambledon 2m 4f ptp gf in Apr.
Broadway Cord (IRE) 14-1 (12-0) Led til hdd aft 7; led aft 12 til hdd & fell 14, in a race won by Double Fun (11-7) at Torrington Farmers 3m ptp gf in Jun, 10 ran.
Kalmbeforethestorm 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, outpaced on outside after 3 out, weakened from next, 9th of 10, well behind Gold Ingot (10-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Multitude Of Sins 40-1 (11-0) Mistakes in rear, behind before 7th, 8th of 11, well behind Letsby Avenue (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Port Hill 80-1 (10-12) Held up, went 3rd 3 out, no chance with leaders, 3rd of 4, 35l behind Saint Roque (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gf in Jun.
Revupclover (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, weakening when mistake 4 out, 13th of 16, well behind Benefits Well (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Sportsreport (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) In touch, went right and blundered 2nd, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 40l behind Neston Grace (10-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Another Hero (IRE) 4-7fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, asserted towards finish, won at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun beating Kettlewell (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Cannon Fodder 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 3 out, chased winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 8, 11l behind Massannie (11-5) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
On The Move 16-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, well behind As I Am (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Bad Girls (FR) 16-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 12, 7l behind Handmaid (10-10) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gf in Jun.
Lady Lectra 7-2fav (10-3) Led, jumped left 1st and 2nd, headed before and blundered 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 16, 16l behind Benefits Well (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.