AP McCoy rode Point Blank on his hurdling debut at Newton Abbot but the champion gets off the JP McManus-owned gelding here to partner newcomer ALL THE WINDS. A winner twice on the Flat in Germany, the six-year-old got off the mark in this country at Kempton in November and could easily be good enough to make a winning start over timber. Erdeli was found wanting under a big weight in a handicap at Towcester last time but should do better back in novice company and makes more appeal than Southwell third Tiradia. Jim Tango has shown some ability but is likely to need this after more than a year on the sidelines.
Erdeli (IRE) 13-8fav (11-11) Took keen hold and prominent, jumped left, mistake 4th, challenged next, every chance when not fluent 3 out, beaten before next, 6th of 7, 27l behind Quiet Whisper (11-5) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in May.
All The Winds (GER) 33-1 (9-2) Raced in rear, effort on outside over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 10l behind Modun (9-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr (flat).
Castle Legend 100-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, led, ridden and headed 6f out, weakened 5f out, last of 10, well behind Hayjack (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Jan.
Jim Tango (FR) 9-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, took keen hold early, ridden after 2 out, no impression, 4th of 5, 15l behind Chicago Alley (10-4) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun '10.
Point Blank (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, jumped left, mistake 4th, weakened next, 12th of 13, well behind Miss Tenacious (9-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Shwetzer (FR) 14-1 (11-7) 2nd of 9, 10l behind Samtheman (12-0) at Lower Machen 2m 4f ptp gd in May.
Steel Bullet (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear on outside, headway over 6f out, weakened 3f out,, 10th of 14, 47l behind Vicpol (10-9) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun '10.
Waldsee (GER) 200-1 (10-9) Always behind, tailed off when mistakes 2 out and last, 15th of 16, well behind Act Of Kalanisi (11-0) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Before Bruce 40-1 (10-8) Held up, went right 1st, went 4th from 4th, outpaced after 3 out, 4th of 5, 16l behind Exiles Return (10-12) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Green Counsel 10-1 (10-7) in a race won by Flying Gnu (11-0) at Maisemore Park 2m 5f ptp gf in May, 7 ran.
Resolute Road 28-1 (10-8) Prominent, jumped slowly 2nd, ridden after 5th, soon lost place, behind next, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Joker Choker (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (3) gf.
Scrumpy Moore 66-1 (10-7) Always in rear, pulled up before 5th, in a race won by Denton Ryal (10-1) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd, 14 ran.
Tiradia (FR) 66-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway 6th, hit 3 out, soon went 3rd, held when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 9, 28l behind Cygnet (11-0) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in May.
Tregony Bridge 20-1 (10-10) In touch in mid-division, pulled hard, mistakes 1st and 3rd, effort when not fluent 3 out, ridden and disputing beaten 3rd when fell 2 out, in a race won by With Grace (10-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in May, 12 ran.
Gemini June (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, every chance 3 out, weakening when blundered next, 5th of 9, 50l behind Smart Freddy (10-9) at Southwell 2m nov hdl (4) gd.
Swains Meadow 40-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 6f out, pressing leaders over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 11, 12l behind Denali Highway (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.