Venceremos won a couple of bumpers but has proved a big disappointment so far over hurdles and it will be a surprise if there are not at least a couple to beat her here. Audacious Plan was fourth in a Ffos Las bumper on his only racecourse appearance but NEVILLE and Premier Portrait are more battle-hardened. Both have point-to-point experience but Philip Hobbs' charge may have more speed having landed a Uttoxeter bumper in June ahead of more experienced rivals. Typical Oscar has also won a point-to-point and looks the pick of the remainder.
Audacious Plan (IRE) 3-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out to over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 12l behind Chill Factor (10-9) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gs in Apr.
Echoes Of Joy 66-1 (10-5) Took keen hold towards rear, clipped heeels and unseated rider on bend after 4th, in a race won by Tijori (10-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 11 ran.
Here's Herbie 9-1 (12-0) Prom til wknd 10, 7th of 11, 15l behind Babeny Bridge (11-0) at East Cornwall 2m 4f ptp gd in Feb.
Neville 10-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun beating When I'm Sixtyfour (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Premier Portrait (IRE) 5-1 (12-0) Chsd ldrs, ld brfly 3out, cl 2nd aftr & chall 2out, ld gng best bef last, went clr flat, easily, won at Ballybunion 3m ire ptp sft in May beating Bashful Beauty (12-0) by 3l, 17 ran.
Stickers 7-2 (11-7) Ww rr, prog to 4th 4out, no ch with wnr, 2nd of 10, 8l behind Jarob (11-7) at Ballinaboola 3m ire ptp sft in Nov '11.
Tilt Du Chatelier (FR) 66-1 (10-6) Mid-division, struggling 4 out, soon behind, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Carlton Jack (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (5) gd.
Troufion (FR) (10-5) in a race won by Bal Celtique (10-1) at Compiegne(FR) 2m 1f 4yo chs sft in Sep, 13 ran.
Typical Oscar (IRE) 5-2 (12-0) Held up & bhnd; gd hdwy 4 out; led flat; ro wl, won at East Cornwall 2m 4f ptp gd in Feb beating Posh Totty (11-7) by 1l, 12 ran.
Venceremos 12-1 (10-11) Prominent until 3 out, no extra next, 5th of 9, 24l behind Massannie (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.