Former pointer Doctor Ric got off the mark under Rules with an all-the-way success at Fontwell earlier this month. Front-running tactics are more difficult to enforce here, however, and he may also be too close in the weights to AMUSE ME. It was no surprise to see Jonjo O'Neill's grey bounce back to winning ways at Newton Abbot on fast ground on Monday and he may be capable of defying his penalty in this. Glen Countess won over hurdles at Warwick earlier this month but her best form is on a softer surface and Haar and Olympian Boy may struggle to give weight to in-form rivals.
Run Along Boy 4-1 (11-0) Led and soon clear, reduced advantage when mistake 4th, joined 3 out, headed before next, soon no chance with winner, lost 2nd and weakened between last 2, tailed off, last of 3, well behind That'll Do (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf in Apr.
Haar 12-1 (11-11) Prominent, reminders before 12th, ridden before 3 out, one pace, 4th of 9, 5l behind Moscow Chancer (10-10) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Olympian Boy (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, in 3rd and held from next, 3rd of 5, 25l behind Chapel House (10-9) at Hereford 2m 3f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Amuse Me 9-4fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching 10th, led 4 out, mistake 3 out, clear flat, comfortably, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd beating Miss Saffron (11-7) by 4l, 8 ran.
Glen Countess (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Made all, 3 lengths ahead last, driven out, won at Warwick 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gs beating Menepresents (10-11) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Doctor Ric (IRE) 15-2 (11-7) Made all, clear 2 out, hit last, easily, won at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs beating Join The Navy (10-9) by 14l, 9 ran.
Bellaboosh (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Prominent, mistake 1st, ridden after 8th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Mavalenta (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.