Laveroque, runner-up to Rock On Ruby in a Cheltenham Listed bumper in November 2010, finished tailed off in the Aintree Bumper last April and hasn't been seen since. He's one to keep an eye on here and Bold Henry ran well enough behind Claret Cloak at Newbury last month to suggest he's on the upgrade. CALL BACK had shown plenty of potential in bumpers and on his hurdling debut at Ludlow and could hardly have been more impressive in landing a similar race to this at Bangor, coming home 17 lengths clear. He should have few problems following up as the remainder will all need to improve on what they have shown so far to get involved.
Call Back 10-11fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, led 3 out, drew clear approaching last, ran on strongly, impressive, won at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Tornade D'estruval (10-13) by 17l, 7 ran.
Backhomeinderry (IRE) 125-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, left in remote 3rd at last, never on terms, 3rd of 7, well behind Sonoran Sands (10-13) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Mar.
Bobby Dove 40-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders after 4 out, ridden and weakened before next, tailed off, 6th of 10, 47l behind Tell Me Y (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Bold Henry 5-1 (11-0) Prominent, went 2nd before 3rd, challenged 2 out, soon ridden, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Claret Cloak (11-6) at Newbury 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Hanahoe 80-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, last of 8, well behind Hawkhill (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Henry Hurst (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up, not fluent 1st, headway on outside 3rd, mistake 5th, not fluent 3 out, every chance when mistake 2 out, no extra flat, 4th of 10, 10l behind Speed Steed (11-0) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Laveroque (FR) 20-1 (11-4) Mid-division, reminder 8f out, hampered on bend over 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 20, well behind Steps To Freedom (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f nat hunt flat Grade 2 (1) gd in Apr '11.
Lord Grantham (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) In rear and pulled hard, soon tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 7f out, headed over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 6, 15l behind Tistory (11-12) at Ludlow 2m nhf (5) gd in Mar.
Millers Glen (IRE) 66-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, jumped right 1st, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 8, well behind Dark Shadow (11-1) at Ludlow 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Roparta Avenue 9-1 (10-11) Made most until 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 13l behind Brigadier Miller (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan.
Western High 8-1 (11-0) Well behind, hit 5th, slipped up on bend after 5th, in a race won by Solaras Exhibition (10-8) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd, 9 ran.
Willy Be Lucky (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Always in rear, mistake 6th, 11th of 14, well behind Diamond Sweeper (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Woodbank 9-1 (11-2) Led until after 1st, prominent, mistake 5th, led 7th, soon headed, mistake and weakened 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 10, well behind Balding Banker (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Catch The Fire 40-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, lost touch over 4f out, 11th of 15, 46l behind Up To Something (11-1) at Newbury 2m NH flat (2) gs in Mar.
Tarass D'alben (FR) 8-1 (10-7) Held up in 4th pushed along 5f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 49l behind Chilworth Screamer (10-0) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Princesse Katie (IRE) 40-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, never a factor, 12th of 15, 40l behind Swing Bowler (10-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.