The fact that Barry Geraghty has hung around to partner RYDE BY KNIGHT in this bumper is a tip in itself. From solid jumping stock, Nicky Henderson's five-year-old will probably start a short price to make a winning debut in what looks a modest affair. Bostin has won a point-to-point while Fair Dreamer was prominent for a long way here in March and may be a bit better than his bare form suggests. Flashyfrank is another with each-way claims with Hill Forts Harry possibly the pick of the other newcomers.
Bostin (IRE) 5-4 (11-7) Ap; led 3 out; ro wl, won at North Shropshire 3m ptp gf in May beating Ambitious Quest (11-7) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Ding Dong Dennis (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, soon behind, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 37l behind So Oscar (11-0) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Fair Dreamer 16-1 (10-11) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon headed, edged right and lost place over 1f out, 8th of 17, 15l behind Call Carlo (11-4) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Flashyfrank 50-1 (10-7) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, pushed along in 6th 3f out, never on terms with leaders, 6th of 9, 21l behind Josses Hill (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (5) gs in Nov.
Foolsandorses (IRE) 150-1 (10-9) Towards rear, struggling final 8f, well behind final 4f, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Red Sherlock (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m Listed NH flat (1) gd in Nov.
Hi Bronco Emperor Fountain gelding out of Win A Hand.
Hill Forts Harry Arkadian Hero gelding out of Queen Of The Suir.
Proper Job 50-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 6f out, pushed along and wide on home turn, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 40l behind Assam Black (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Ryde By Knight Grape Tree Road gelding out of Knight Ryde.
Sutes 100-1 (10-13) In touch when slipped up on bend halfway, in a race won by Assam Black (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov, 10 ran.
Thats Yer Man (IRE) Marignan gelding out of Glengarra Princess.
Blackdown Babe Weld mare out of Blackdown Beauty.