Astrum has become expensive to follow and was pulled up last time in a novices' handicap at Carlisle. ROCK A DOODLE DOO has disappointed on the Flat since scoring at Wetherby but should have the ability to defy his penalty in this company, though the mare Grange Hall won a maiden hurdle here in March and was taking on better company last time at Punchestown. Souer De Rois has hinted at ability in bumpers but may need today's experience.
Astrum 8-1 (11-3) In touch on inside, lost place before 3rd, soon driven along, behind from 4th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Greybougg (11-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar, 7 ran.
Bertielicious 66-1 (11-3) Led, headed 3rd, tracked winner, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 8, 25l behind Prince Khurram (10-11) at Sedgefield 2m 1f cond mdn hdle (5) gf in Apr.
Grange Hall (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, soon no impression, 8th of 11, 24l behind Whiteout (10-8) at Punchestown 2m mrs nov hdl in Apr.
Octagon 40-1 (11-0) Held up and behind, not fluent 4th, well beaten after 6th, 6th of 10, well behind Midnight Shot (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gd.
Pekanheim (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Held up in rear when fell 4 out, in a race won by Ueueteotl (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd, 7 ran.
Sory 80-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd before and hit last, weakened and lost places flat, 6th of 13, 10l behind Nowurhurlin (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Nov '11.
Soeur De Rois (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 8l behind Libby Mae (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Mar.
Rock A Doodle Doo (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Held up behind, headway before 3 out, ridden run-in, kept on to lead last 100 yards, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar beating Weapon Of Choice (11-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.