A very competitive bumper for this time of year, chances going to many of them but Princess Yum Yum gets the nod. She finished a fine second on her race course debut and with improvement she can win a race of this calibre. But with so many in with chances it has to be a tentative vote. Hills Fort Timmy carries a penalty after his course and distance success. It was a below standard contest that day as this race looks better but is worth noting. The Cliffe showed signs of ability on his debut run and could improve as could Xcentra who finished third last time out. The same can be said for Silver Serg and Show The Hands who has the services of the Champ on board so again is worth noting in the betting market. But for the winner the tentative vote goes to Princess Yum Yum.
Hill Forts Timmy 8-1 (11-4) Held up, steady headway over 6f out, led over 3f out, hung left over 1f out, ran on, won at Hereford 2m 1f mdn nhf (H) gs in May beating Treacysdream (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
PonchaTrain (IRE) Fourstars Allstar gelding, half-brother to a winning Irish pointer.
Show of Hands (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 13, 11l behind Unjust Law (10-9) at Ludlow 2m nhf (H) gd in May.
The Cliffe (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) In touch, headway to lead over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 7l behind Pan The Man (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f nhf (H) gf in May.
Inch Over 20-1 (10-11) Raced keenly in mid-division, headway after 4f, hung right and lost place after 6f, soon behind, 9th of 10, well behind Star Shot (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nhf (H) sft.
Silver Serg 10-1 (10-13) Held up behind, steady headway from 7f out, went 3rd 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 10l behind Pairtree (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f nhf (H) gf in May.
Xcentra 7-1 (11-0) Soon led, ridden 4f out, hung left over 3f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 9, 19l behind None So Pretty (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f nhf (H) gf in May.
Princess Yum Yum 14-1 (10-9) Held up, ridden and headway 3f out, every chance 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Keralam (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nhf (H) gf in May.