Rangefinder, a winning stayer on the Flat, made a satisfactory debut over hurdles at Kelso and should improve for the experience. This longer trip will also suit but there's seems no reason to desert COTILLION, who looks an above-average novice and readily shrugged off an absence when justifying favouritism at Uttoxeter last month. His trainer thinks he'll be good enough to win a decent prize on the Flat this summer and he can take this en route. Hexham winner Omokoroa wasn't disgraced under a penalty at Kelso next time and makes more appeal than Cartmel third Wings Of Smoke and Fontwell fourth Cody Wyoming, while Potemkin may just need this.
Cody Wyoming 40-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, mistake 2nd, headway after 3 out, went 4th before next, stayed on same pace, no impression, 4th of 11, 20l behind Font (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Cotillion Evensfav (10-12) With leaders, ridden to lead before 3 out, kept on under pressure from next, won at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May beating Dubai Crest (11-5) by 9l, 8 ran.
Omokoroa (IRE) 7-4 (11-5) Always prominent, hit 8th, challenged 2 out, hit last, ridden flat, no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Another Dimension (11-5) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
He's A Hawker (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) 2nd of 9, 5l behind Wat Jimmy Call It (12-0) at Bangor-on-dee 3m ptp gf in May.
Potemkin (USA) 66-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 6th, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Henry King (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jan.
Rangefinder 6-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, went 2nd flat, not trouble winner, 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Stronghaven (10-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Rosemore Deja Vu 14-1 (11-7) in a race won by Babysitter (12-0) at Chaddesley Corbett 3m ptp gd in Apr '09, 14 ran.
Windwood Lad 50-1 (10-11) Soon led, strongly pressed 2 out, soon joined and headed, kept on same pace in 4th from last, 4th of 19, 6l behind Life Of Reilly (11-4) at Tipperary 2m mdn hdl gd.
Wings Of Smoke (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge 3 out, ridden to lead briefly after last, kept on, no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Rival D'estruval (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.