Archimento is penalised for an easy victory at Fontwell in September and didn't stay 2m4f at Wincanton last time. Book Of Invasions makes his hurdling debut having won a Doncaster bumper in December and was taking on Grade 2 company on his final start at Aintree. Buckland Boy won twice over 1m4f at Thirsk in the summer though has virtually refused to race the last twice but this looks a good opportunity for NOW CHILDREN to make a successful start over timber. Four times a winner on the Flat for Clive Cox including a Class 2 handicap at Goodwood last October, he's joined Dan Skelton and looks a smart recruit. Rock On Tiger has shown potential in two bumpers while Volunteer was only beaten a head on his bumper debut here in January.
Archimento 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, led bend before 2 out, soon headed, weakened last, 3rd of 6, 26 1/2l behind Enrilo (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 4f (4) gd in Oct.
Book Of Invasions (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Mid-division on outside, lost place 6f out, ridden and weakened 3f out, 8th of 12, dist behind Mcfabulous (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f (1) sft in Apr.
Buckland Boy (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Virtually refused to race and soon pulled up, at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Esspeegee 16-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden 3f out, never involved, 10th of 13, 12 1/4l behind Trouble Shooter (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Now Children (IRE) 11-4 (9-12) Held up in 5th on inside, tracked leaders 4f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 11 1/4l behind Sextant (9-4) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp (3) gs in May.
Reverend Jacobs 28-1 (10-12) Always behind, beaten 4 out, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Flow Away (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (4) gs in Oct.
Rock On Tiger (FR) 3-1 (10-13) Held up last, went modest 3rd and one pace over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 7 1/4l behind Get Up Them Steps (11-2) at Stratford 2m mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Strictly Art (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never a threat, 8th of 16, 12 1/4l behind Homesick Boy (8-9) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Volunteer 9-1 (11-2) Led 2f, remained prominent, outpaced over 3f out, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Mahler's Promise (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (5) gd in Jun.
Eightsixsix 100-1 (10-7) Led, pushed along and headed 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 11, dist behind Litigate (11-0) at Fakenham 2m (5) gd in Oct.
Lady Of Authority 66-1 (10-5) Not always fluent in rear, well behind 4th, 11th of 14, dist behind Ashington (10-12) at Stratford 2m (4) gs in Oct.