Huntingdon winner Brother Tedd will make a bold bid to defy his penalty but JOLLY'S CRACKED IT showed more than enough last season to suggest he can win a bumper and is taken to shrug off a recent absence. Dashaway is a full brother to last year's Champion Bumper Briar Hill and ran green on his debut at Ffos Las. He should be capable of better while Wolftrap hinted at ability on his introduction at Warwick. Davy Doubt was bought after winning a Loughanmore point-to-point last April and, though he might need this, is worth monitoring for future reference.
Brother Tedd 10-3 (11-2) Chased leaders, took closer order 3f out, led over 1f out, soon hard pressed, kept on well under pressure, won at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec beating Paradise Valley (11-2) by hd, 6 ran.
Are We There Needwood Blade gelding out of Hayden Grace.
Capel Le Ferne (IRE) Anabaa Blue gelding out of Lox Lane.
Dashaway (IRE) 9-4fav (11-6) With leaders, lost place and dropped towards rear 6f out, last 4f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd 1f out, never troubled front pair, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Imagine The Chat (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Davy Doubt (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Ld, hdd after 5out, left ld appr 3out, 2l cl last, qcknd clr run-in, won at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp gs in Apr beating Ballybolley (10-11) by 3l, 14 ran.
Fight Commander (IRE) 9-2 (11-9) Alw pr, rdn in 3rd 2out, ko onepce, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Lawless Island (11-9) at Loughanmore 3m ire ptp sft in Oct.
Gold Carrot Beat All gelding out of Emma-lyne.
Highfields Dancer 12-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, well behind G'dai Sydney (11-1) at Stratford 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
Jolly's Cracked It (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in last pair, steady headway 5f out, went 2nd 3f out, stayed on final 2f, readily held final furlong, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Seven Nation Army (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Knight Ofthe Realm 28-1 (11-0) Soon prominent, pushed along 5f out, lost place 2f out, 5th of 11, 25l behind Aqalim (10-4) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (5) gd in Dec.
Millanisi Boy Kalanisi gelding out of Millennium Rose.
Thats Yer Man (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 6f out, chased winner from 3f out, no impression when dropped to 3rd 2f out, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Fair Dreamer (10-8) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Ugolin De Beaumont (FR) Alberto Giacometti gelding out of Okarina De Beaumont.
Wolftrap (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway on inside 7f out, led 4f out, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Millicent Silver (10-12) at Warwick 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy.