GARTON KING, unbeaten in three starts between the flags, comfortably landed a maiden hurdle at Exeter last October and has been found a nice opportunity racing from a mark of 122. He'll be going chasing soon and this should prove a winning prelude. Bruslini, a regular winner on the Flat in France, has generally run well over timber and was narrowly beaten into fourth on his first attempt at this trip at Ffos Las last month. The Shy Man went up 9lb for his success at Wetherby which looked harsh and he's been dropped a couple of pounds after a reasonable effort in better company at Newbury. Devotion To Duty won a Musselburgh handicap in February and has been steadily dropping in the weights recently.
Aachen 25-1 (10-11) In touch main group, close up after 5th, lost place 9th, stayed on under pressure from 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 19, 27l behind Poungach (11-4) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs.
Riptide 40-1 (10-7) Prominent, ridden when not fluent 4 out, soon weakened, 15th of 19, well behind Dorset Square (10-2) at Cheltenham 3m 1f Listed hcp hdl (1) gs in Nov.
Arbor Supreme (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, well behind Sydney Paget (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (3) gs in Nov.
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) In touch main group, close up after 5th, ridden and lost place 9th, soon behind, 14th of 19, well behind Poungach (11-4) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gs.
Garton King 7-2 (11-4) Held up mid-division, chased leaders approaching 4 out, led approaching 2 out, ridden after last, kept on well, won at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) gd in Oct '10 beating Royal Collonges (10-11) by 4l, 11 ran.
Cloudy Too (IRE) 40-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, raced wide back straight, lost place 4 out, outpaced when mistake next, weakened 2 out, 8th of 12, 21l behind Any Given Day (11-7) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.
Devotion To Duty (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, ridden approaching 3 out, no extra last, 6th of 23, 15l behind Decoy (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.
Bruslini (FR) 16-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 3rd or 7th, headway approaching 9th, ridden 3 out, stayed on flat, 4th of 10, 2l behind Frontier Dancer (11-3) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov.
Dais Return (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Mid-division, ridden and dropped to rear 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind King Of The Night (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.
Sam Lord 40-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, hampered 1st, not fluent 7th, 7th and ridden after next, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind Featherbed Lane (10-10) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) sft.
The Shy Man (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Chased leader until after 2nd, chased leaders, went 2nd again before 4 out, every chance 3 out, weakened approaching next, 5th of 12, 15l behind Sivola De Sivola (10-13) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Nov.
Dune Shine 12-1 (10-7) In touch, hit 5th, outpaced 4 out, rallied approaching last, no impression flat, 9th of 23, 18l behind Decoy (11-6) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Nov.