This looks a decent bumper for the time of year and Newton Abbot winner Chalk It Down may struggle to defy his penalty, though still has plenty of scope for improvement. Hare In A Round showed promise in a couple of run last year while Arctic Dixie was third on her debut here last month. Indian Stream's run behind Molly's A Diva at Ffos Las in January was a solid effort while a market move for newcomers Wistari Rocks and Notnowivorheadache would be interesting. GERMANY CALLING makes his debut under Rules but came up against a highly-rated gelding in a point-to-point at Ballydurn in March and will know what's required here.
Chalk It Down (IRE) 8-11fav (11-0) Tracked leader, challenged on bit over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f NH flat (5) gf in Aug beating What A Joke (10-8) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Charles Onze (FR) 25-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, pulled hard, ridden 8f out, weakened 6f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Cole Harden (11-2) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Germany Calling (IRE) 3-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs in 3rd until 2nd bef 4out, ld 3out, hdd 2out & no ch with wnr bef last, ko, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Marinero (11-7) at Ballydurn 3m ire ptp sft in Mar.
Hare In A Round (IRE) 7-4fav (11-2) Tracked leaders, led before 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place last 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Kilmurvy (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn NH flat (5) gd in Nov.
Monasterevin (IRE) 33-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway 7f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Horizontal Speed (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn NH flat (6) hvy in Dec.
Septenarius (USA) 28-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, ridden and well beaten final 6f, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Cole Harden (11-2) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Wistari Rocks (IRE) Heron Island gelding out of Hi Honey.
Arctic Dixie 33-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Miss Sassypants (10-11) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Aug.
Fairy Bay 100-1 (10-7) Held up, stumbled 11f out, struggling final 7f, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Noir Girl (10-4) at Worcester 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Aug.
Indian Stream 20-1 (10-1) Held up in touch, outpaced 5f out, no impression after, went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 6, 29l behind Tamarina Bay (10-7) at Bangor 2m 1f mrs N H flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Katie's Massini (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 18l behind Another Hero (10-13) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Little Windsor 66-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, pressed leader, ridden 6f out, weakened 5f out, 5th of 6, well behind Dorkas (10-11) at Stratford 2m mares n h flat (6) gd in Aug.
Notnowivorheadache Notnowcato filly out of Inchcoonan.
On The Raz 100-1 (10-7) Always behind, tailed off, 15th of 17, well behind Golden Firebird (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) gd in Apr '11.