SANTO THOMAS makes his debut over the larger obstacles but doesn't look badly treated on his hurdles form and could take all the beating if his jumping holds up. Bold Tara, a winner over timber at Southwell in January, is another making her fencing bow and is possibly the danger as none of the others make a great deal of appeal. Bally Lagan at least has experience of jumping fences but has only been placed in four of his 13 career starts and has never really looked like winning. Flichity must carry 8lb more than his allotted weight.
Santo Thomas (FR) 7-4fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, ridden before 3 out, one pace and beaten from next, 3rd of 6, 11l behind Lac Sacre (11-10) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.
Donnachas Chant (USA) 16-1 (11-9) Behind, tailed off from 2nd, pulled up, in a race won by Take The Crown (10-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar, 16 ran.
Drumgooland (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened before 4 out, 11th of 15, 46l behind Polo Springs (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Bold Tara 14-1 (9-12) Led, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 30l behind Surf And Turf (11-11) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Bally Lagan (IRE) 7-2 (10-6) Chased leaders, led before 3 out, headed 3 out, lost 2nd place before last, no extra, 4th of 9, 9l behind Grand Article (10-0) at Towcester 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Bright Decision 3-1 (12-0) Drpd rr 10; no ch aft, 4th of 9, 11l behind Dinnie O (12-0) at Barbury Racecourse 3m ptp gd in Feb '12.
Flichity (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Jumped big 1st, in rear, struggling 8th, not fluent 10th, plugged on into remote 4th latter stages, 4th of 8, 35l behind Epee Celeste (10-13) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.