Difficult to make a strong case for any of these so OH LANDINO only gets a tentative vote. He's seen more often over hurdles these days, but Jim Goldie's charge produced a better effort on the Flat at Musselburgh last month and this longer trip should suit. Trojan Gift has been placed at Southwell recently and could figure if handling today's conditions, while Garth Mountain is open to improvement on only his second start in a handicap. Duar Mapel may be best of the rest as he is a winner in the French provinces and has made the frame on Polytrack a couple of times.
Trojan Gift (USA) 5-2fav (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, stayed on to go 2nd entering final 2f, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Three White Socks (8-5) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Garth Mountain 8-1 (9-3) Led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden and one pace final 3f, 5th of 10, 7l behind Spiritonthemount (8-5) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Valdan (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) In rear, some headway 2f out, not troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 13l behind Bollin Judith (9-10) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Jackson (BRZ) 28-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened over 4f out, 9th of 12, 50l behind Spruzzo (8-7) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Vittachi 40-1 (9-10) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 20th of 21, 37l behind Jeer (10-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Apr.
Duar Mapel (USA) 33-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden well over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 19th of 21, 32l behind Jeer (10-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Apr.
Blazing Buck 25-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakening when carried right over 1f out, last of 13, 17l behind Camera Shy (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Oh Landino (GER) 16-1 (8-7) In touch, outpaced over 4f out, headway to chase winner well over 2f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Oddsmaker (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.
Ballade de La Mer 7-1 (8-7) Soon pushed along in rear, never a factor, 7th of 10, 26l behind Oddsmaker (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.