Raya Star defied a big weight to land this 12 months ago and Get Me Out Of Here has always had a touch of class and won on his reappearance last year. There must be a reason why Geraghty is riding the returning Gibb River instead of hat-trick-seeker Makari while Shotavodka and Pine Creek both boasted winning form last season and look better bets than four-year-olds Chris Pea Green, Saphir Du Rheu and Rayvin Black. SPECIALAGENT ALFIE was beaten just over two lengths by subsequent Grade 2 winner Court Minstrel at Plumpton in March but is a massive 14lb better off here. Providing a fall at Haydock later hasn't dented his confidence. Nick Gifford's seven-year-old could be the one here off a lenient-looking mark though the lightly-raced Dildar should also be winning races this season.
Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Mid-division on inside, driven to chase leaders when mistake 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 15th of 21, well behind Minella Forfitness (10-3) at Aintree 2m 4f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Apr.
Court Minstrel (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) In rear, headway before 2 out, shaken up to lead run-in, kept on well, won at Ayr 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gd in Apr beating Sametegal (10-9) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Gibb River (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, slightly lost place 5th, headway to chase leaders again after 3 out, went close 3rd between last 2, challenging in 2nd last, driven and stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) sft in Apr '12 beating Arab League (10-6) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Shotavodka (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed before last, no extra, 7th of 22, 13l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-9) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Chris Pea Green 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division on inside, lost place when not fluent 4th and next, headway 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, no impression, 7th of 17, 28l behind Our Conor (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gs in Mar.
Dunraven Storm (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, racing on outside when hit 7th, headway approaching 2 out, kept on from last, not pace to threaten, 4th of 18, 13l behind Bourne (9-11) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) gs in Feb '12.
Makari 1-3fav (11-13) Held up in 6th, always going well, closed 5th, not fluent 3 out, led next, cruised clear flat, won at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct beating Sedgemoor Express (11-3) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Pine Creek 13-2 (11-1) In touch, headway to chase leading pair before 2 out, no extra in 5th between last two, 5th of 19, 17l behind First Avenue (10-5) at Sandown 2m lst hcp hdl (0-150) (1) hvy in Mar.
Dildar (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Mid-division, headway 3 out, tracked leading pair next, driven and one pace approaching last, soon ridden, no impression when lost 3rd flat, faded into 5th towards finish, 5th of 15, 12l behind Mr Watson (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Jan.
Saphir Du Rheu (FR) 6-1fav (10-10) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, weakened before 3 out, 20th of 24, well behind Flaxen Flare (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gs in Mar.
Specialagent Alfie 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, fell 3rd, in a race won by Barizan (10-6) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in May, 16 ran.
Jumps Road 14-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, no extra after last, 6th of 22, 12l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-9) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Rayvin Black 4-7fav (11-5) Led 1st, made rest, not fluent 5th, came clear from 3 out, unchallenged, won at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Oct beating Sea Island Pearl (10-5) by 10l, 9 ran.