The likes of Raven's Tower, Town Mouse, Kitchapoly and Mandy's Boy look thoroughly exposed but Dawalan has a touch of class and will make a bold bid to defy his big weights. Zamoyski has some decent form to his name and Aalim is on a hat-trick after a couple of wins in minor company at Catterick, though looks high enough in the weights. By contrast, RONALDHINO could probably have been given a few pounds more. He can reverse Doncaster running with Zamoyski and land this.
Dawalan (FR) 7-2fav (11-4) Mid-division, headway 4 out, never on terms with leaders, lost place approaching 2 out, 13th of 24, 14l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd.
Raven's Tower (USA) 40-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, every chance before last, stayed on same pace and no impression flat, 6th of 24, 5l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd.
Vandross (IRE) 100-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, still behind before 3 out, never any chance, 14th of 24, 17l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd.
Aalim 1-9fav (11-5) Held up in rear, headway before 2 out, challenged on bit to lead last, cheekily, won at Catterick 2m 4yo hdl (4) sft in Jan beating Kolonel Kirkup (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
The Green Ogre 5-2fav (10-7) Tracked leaders in 5th, pushed along and one pace approaching 2 out, stayed on to 2nd before last, every chance when hit last, kept on same pace run in, 2nd of 18, 2l behind Gentleman Jon (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) sft.
Town Mouse 33-1 (11-4) Keen in rear, ridden and some headway 3 out, weakened before last, 9th of 10, 15l behind Fujin Dancer (10-11) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Zamoyski 8-1 (10-12) Led and keen, ridden and headed last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Pearl Castle (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Kitchapoly (FR) 18-1 (10-12) In rear, headway before 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 26l behind Figaro (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Carry On Sydney 2-1fav (11-12) Raced keenly, led, pushed along and pressed approaching 2 out, narrowly headed soon after 2 out, chased leader and every chance under pressure until winner quickened past approaching last, one pace run-in, 4th of 6, 10l behind Dormello Mo (11-8) at Sandown 2m (3) sft.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, kept on same pace to take 3rd run-in, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Pearl Castle (11-5) at Doncaster 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Mandy's Boy (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, slightly hampered 3rd, headway after 5th, led approaching last, not fluent and headed at hurdle, beaten after, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Agreement (10-7) at Stratford 2m 4yo hdl (3) gs.
Baltic Blade (IRE) 2-1fav (11-2) Tracked leader until 2 out, ridden before last, one pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Wooly Bully (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Sep.