WISHING AND HOPING won a bumper at Wincanton last December and wasn't disgraced in two later runs in that sphere in better company. He obviously goes well fresh and may have been found a decent opportunity to make a winning start over timber. Takeitfromalady stayed well on the Flat so could figure if his jumping stands up. Amber Spyglass, another bumper winner, should have a future over hurdles while Dynamic Ranger is preferred to May's course and distance runner-up Sebs Sensei of those with jumping experience.
Allchilledout 40-1 (11-0) Took keen hold in touch, jumped slowly 2nd, soon lost place, behind before 4 out, pulled up after next, at Kempton 2m mdn (5) gd in Mar.
Amber Spyglass 11-2fav (11-7) Tracked leader, led narrowly on inside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, headed and no extra final 110 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Nicely Indeed (11-7) at Stratford 2m (6) gd in Sep.
Dynamic Ranger (USA) 12-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, went 2nd before 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 11, 10 1/2l behind Argot (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f (4) gd in Sep.
Prince Mahler (IRE) 200-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, lost place approaching 6th, soon behind, 10th of 13, dist behind Potters Corner (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 3f mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Sebs Sensei (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders over 5f out, led over 3f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Noor Al Haya (9-5) at Lingfield 2m hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Takeitfromalady (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Last to break, held up, pushed along over 3f out, went 3rd over 1f out, outpaced and no impression on front pair, 3rd of 5, 5 1/2l behind El Campeon (9-2) at Epsom 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Sep.
Theligny (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 7f out, challenged 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Board Of Trade (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f (6) gs in Dec.
Top Set (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in 5th, pushed along on inside 4f out, no progress final 2f, 6th of 7, 7 3/4l behind Roy Rocket (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Wishing And Hoping (IRE) 7-2fav (11-9) Held up, pulled hard, closed 11f out, went 2nd 3f out, ridden over 1f out one pace and dropped to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 10 1/2l behind Red Six (10-10) at Haydock 2m (5) sft in Apr.