Man of the moment AP McCoy partners Amore Alato in this for Nick Williams but the four-year-old would need to improve on his fourth at Chepstow to figure. Heath Hunter won bumpers at Thurles and Ffos Las last season and has to be of interest but SGT RECKLESS was also a decent sort in that sphere last term. He started third favourite for the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March but finished well beaten on that occasion and again later at Aintree, though looks the type to make a hurdler. Very Noble represents Paul Nicholls but Money For Nothing may have more scope.
Amore Alato 6-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway approaching 5th, chased leaders 7th, blundered 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 11, 7l behind Tijori (10-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Beaujolais (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Tracked winner, ridden 2 out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind The Stig (10-12) at Fakenham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Chill Factor (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Behind, struggling from 3rd, never dangerous, 10th of 18, 43l behind Doctor Harper (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (3) gs.
Downtown Manhattan (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, hit 2nd, well beaten before 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Sonoran Sands (10-2) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar '12.
Forget And Forgive (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Chased leaders to 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 40l behind King Rolfe (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Heath Hunter (IRE) 2-1fav (11-4) won at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb beating Kayf Moss (11-4) by 3l, 8 ran.
Henwood (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Last pair, hit 3rd, outpaced and struggling 3 out, never on terms, last of 6, 23l behind Minellaforleisure (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Lamblord (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Raced in 5th and off the pace, disputing modest 4th after 3 out, weakened next, 6th of 14, 34l behind Ifyouletmefinish (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb '12.
Money For Nothing 12-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Foggy's Wall (11-4) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Sgt Reckless 16-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened before 3f out, 15th of 19, 46l behind Killyglass (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gs in Apr.
Very Noble (FR) 16-1 (11-0) Took keen hold and held up towards rear, headway 6f out, driven along in 6th 3f out, soon beaten, 9th of 15, 24l behind Oscarteea (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (5) gd in Oct.
Whispering Bob (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) In touch, driven to chase leaders after 2 out, soon outpaced, stayed on to challenge for 3rd flat, no impression, 4th of 13, 9l behind King Rolfe (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.