It's virtually impossible to find one without a chance. Be Bop Boru has completed a hat-trick in minor races and will find this very much tougher as will Here's Herbie, who has been handed an 8lb rise after completing a double last month. The lightly raced and progressive Winged Crusader acts on any going though a 9lb rise for his Warwick victory won't help in this competitive affair. BALLYHEIGUE BAY was having just his second start over timber when runner-up to the prolific Virtuel D'Oudon at Fontwell and with the experience sure to have done him good he's taken to go one better. Pay The King needs to regain his form but the quicker ground should help while Mister Newby and Even If are closely matched on their recent run at Newbury.
Minella On Line (IRE) 2-1fav (10-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd when hit 3rd, mistake 4th, led 5th until 6th, led 3 out, clear from next, eased close home, won at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar beating Westerly Breeze (10-8) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Here's Herbie 9-1 (10-10) won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar beating Henryville (11-12) by 1 1/2l, 19 ran.
Cadeau George 6-1 (10-12) Led after 1st until 5th, led 7th, ridden and headed after 3 out, wandered after 2 out, led last, driven out, won at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in Feb beating Wayward Glance (11-10) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Mister Newby (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, went 2nd after next, led before last, driven and stayed on flat, won at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar beating Dundee (11-7) by 1 1/2l, 17 ran.
Phone Home (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) in a race won by Here's Herbie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar, 19 ran.
Winged Crusader (IRE) 11-4fav (11-10) In touch, headway tracking leaders 8th, 3rd before next, 2nd on inside travelling well before 2 out, upsides next, led flat, held on, won at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar beating Squire Trelawney (11-11) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Tinker Time (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) 6th of 19, 14l behind Here's Herbie (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Pay The King (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Held up in rear, headway 4 out, soon ridden, never on terms and well beaten from 3 out, 6th of 11, 32l behind Wyse Hill Teabags (10-9) at Musselburgh 3m hcp hdl (2) sft in Feb.
Patsys Castle (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 9th of 14, 25l behind Generous Ransom (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Squire Trelawney 9-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, led before next, strongly pressed 2 out, kept narrow advantage until headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Winged Crusader (11-10) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Kudu Shine 13-2 (11-1) Led, dived at 7th, headed after 3 out, chased leader until before next, weakening when slightly hampered 2 out, driven and went modest 4th run-in and closed on 3rd, no chance with leading duo, 4th of 10, 14l behind Saddlers Encore (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Ballyheigue Bay (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Close up, jumped right 1st, tracked leaders in 3rd, took keen hold, went poor 3rd 2 out, ran on well to chase winner run-in, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Virtuel D'oudon (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Bob Keown (IRE) 11-8fav (10-9) Made most, driven after 4 out, hard pressed next, ridden between last 2, headed flat, kept on, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Pilgreen (11-2) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Even If 13-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, stayed on flat, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 17, 3l behind Mister Newby (11-9) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Withoutdefavourite (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) In touch in chasing group, not much room after 3 out, outpaced before 2 out, stayed on flat, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Ben Cee Pee M (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Cove 6-1 (10-6) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, not much room briefly after 3 out, challenged 2 out, every chance flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Bull And Bush (11-9) at Towcester 3m (3) gs in Mar.
Bebinn (IRE) 7-2 (11-9) Chased leaders, led 8th, ridden and headed 2 out, soon no chance with easy winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Barton Rose (10-11) at Plumpton 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl (0-105) (4) sft in Feb.
Be Bop Boru (IRE) 8-11fav (11-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, mistake 2nd, led after 3rd, made rest, pushed along briefly approaching 5th, joined and hit last, stayed on to assert final 120 yards, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f (4) gs in Mar beating Lebanna (10-3) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Miss Lucky Penny 8-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, not fluent 1st or 5th, 3rd and ridden before 3 out, stayed on same pace, went 2nd last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 11l behind Jack Albert (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Grace And Fortune 4-1 (11-2) Close up, ridden and hit 10th, in rear next, weakened 3 out, 4th of 5, well behind Solstice Son (10-10) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.