Taquin Du Seuil had some decent form on the Flat in France and, given connections, it would be no surprise to see him show up well on his debut over hurdles. He has more scope than Bathcounty, who is already starting to look exposed, and remote Worcester fourth Global Prince. Lydstep Point is a winner between the flags but NO NO CHARLIE may have too much pace for him over this trip having won a bumper at Fontwell in May. Sparville, who has also shown promise in bumpers, may need further however.
Bathcounty (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, hit 7th, ridden 3 out, one pace last, 4th of 11, 9l behind Dursey Sound (10-13) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Cleeve Cloud (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Held up, ridden and weakened after 4th, tailed off, 4th of 7, 49l behind Ace Fighter Pilot (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Global Prince 100-1 (10-12) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, headway approaching 8th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 13, 42l behind Keenes Day (10-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Lydstep Point 5-2 (11-7) Held up; prog 12; lft 2nd 14; led app 3 out; drew clr by-passing nxt, won at Pentreclwydau 3m ptp gs in May beating Ruttan Lake (12-0) by 6l, 12 ran.
No No Charlie (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Chased clear leader, closed steadily from halfway, led 5f out, soon clear and in no danger after, easily, won at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in May beating Brave Vic (10-7) by 7l, 13 ran.
Oriental Cat 33-1 (11-5) Went left 1st, behind, ridden and weakened before 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Kazlian (11-0) at Leicester 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan, 9 ran.
Sparville (IRE) 5-2 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway before 5f out, soon chased leaders, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Ifyousayso (11-4) at Musselburgh 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jan.
Taquin Du Seuil (FR) 9-2 (9-6) 9th of 14, 1/2l behind Anemos (9-4) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 7f hcp gd in Oct '11 (flat).
Vintage Red 10-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd until from 4th, weakened 4 out, last of 4, well behind Boruler (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Moonshine Ruby 6-1 (11-2) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 10l behind Was My Valentine (11-2) at Fakenham 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Apr.