Hare In A Round was only beaten a length-and-a-half at Worcester last month and should be prominent again here. Kilmurvy has already been placed here and at Stratford but the well-bred NOBLE FRIEND will have learned plenty from his debut third when he ran in snatches and wandered when challenging up the home straight. Paul Nicholls' four-year-old can recoup losses here. It would be no surprise if Carole's Destrier and Dreams And Songs proved the pick of the newcomers.
Artful Alfie Medicean gelding out of Diliza.
Carole's Destrier Kayf Tara gelding out of Barton May.
Hare In A Round (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, challenged 3f out, not much room 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Bob Tucker (11-4) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Oct.
Kay Sera Kayf Tara gelding out of Inflation.
Kilmurvy (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed along and stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Urubu D'irlande (11-0) at Taunton 2m 1f NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Long John 14-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 14, 35l behind Three Old Amigos (11-2) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in May.
Noble Friend (IRE) 5-4fav (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 8f out, chased winner over 3f out until 1f out, no impression, one pace, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Westward Point (11-10) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) gs in Oct.
Upton Wood Fleetwood gelding out of Miss Counsel.
Wak A Turtle (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up; hdwy 12; 3rd when fell last, in a race won by Hell's Spirit (11-0) at Cothelstone 2m 4f ptp gs in Mar, 13 ran.
Diddypurptoon 17-2 (10-4) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 35l behind My Lad Percy (10-13) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jun.
Dreams And Songs Presenting filly out of Karello Bay.
Oh Dear Oh Dear Pasternak filly out of Post It.
Rest And Be (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 12, 19l behind Centasia (10-12) at Wincanton 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Oct.