Crooks Peak won a couple of bumpers around this time last year, including the one on this card 12 months ago, and was returning from a break when tailed off in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in March. He will be fancied to make a winning start over hurdles even though Colonel Custard has more recent winning form on the course. Summit Like Herbie made a winning start in a bumper at Exeter at the start of the year but disappointed in subsequent starts. ROUGE VIF is a brother to winning jumpers in France and was a comfortable winner of a Ludlow bumper in March. Only four, he could have a bright future.
Colonel Custard (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 6f out, led over 4f out, drew clear approaching final furlong, easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (5) gd in May beating Earth Prince (10-10) by 5l, 15 ran.
Crooks Peak 25-1 (11-5) Raced keenly, mid-division, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, tailed off, 22nd of 23, dist behind Relegate (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m (1) sft in Mar.
Glen Forsa (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, not much room on inside before 2 out, no extra when mistake last, 5th of 11, 21l behind Burbank (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m mdn (4) gs in Jan.
It's Got Legs (IRE) 15-8 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, led approaching 2 out, headed soon after last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Mr Dorrell Sage (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn (4) gd in May.
Rouge Vif (FR) 9-2 (10-7) Always prominent, led 2f out, pushed out well inside final furlong, readily, won at Ludlow 2m (4) sft in Mar beating Ballinahinch (11-0) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Strictlyadancer (IRE) 6-1 (11-11) Mid-div early, prog to 3rd at 4th, 5th 1/2way, cl 2nd 4out, in tch in 2nd when ur 2out, at Taylorstown 3m mdn gs in Apr.
Summit Like Herbie 6-1 (11-9) Held up, headway on outside 8f out, pushed along over 5f out, soon lost place, tailed off, last of 6, dist behind Mick Manhattan (10-10) at Ffos Las 2m (4) sft in Apr.
Ask Launa Esme (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Chsd ldrs 6; wknd qckly 2 out, 7th of 8, 26 1/4l behind Miss Butterfly (11-7) at Trebudannon 2m 4f mdn gd in May.
Getadollar (IRE) 100-1 (10-10) Led until after 2nd, chased leader until 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 27l behind Green Or Black (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (4) gd in Oct.