This looks a competitive handicap to unravel but we will give the tentative vote to THE GOSSMOOR YANK with both Galaxy Rock and Mister Benedictine worth noting in the betting market. The selection comes from the Paul Nicholls yard who normally get going around this time of the year. He does have the burden of top weight to carry but he does have the best form on offer. He has won two from four races and was not discredited off a one pound higher mark at Cheltenham when last seen out in April. He is sure to be fit for his seasonal reappearance and another bold bid can be expected. Galaxy Rock rattled in a hat-trick of wins last spring winning at Market Rasen, Southwell and Newton Abbot. He has risen 23 pounds in the ratings as a consequence so a personal best will be required. Mister Benedictine doesn't know how to run a bad race and ran another fine race in defeat at Market Rasen last time out. He does seem to find one too good on the day but he is sure to give his supporters another good run for their money. The Gossmore Yank is still relatively unexposed and there should be more to come.
The Gossmoor Yank (IRE) 15-2 (11-3) Held up in rear, stayed on from 2 out, never reached leaders, 6th of 24, 17l behind Made In Japan (10-1) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr.
L'Eau Du Nil (FR) 6-1 (11-6) Held up, not fluent 1st, hit 6th, ridden and stayed on from 3 out, took 2nd last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 10l behind Little Bob (10-8) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in May.
Cool Roxy 33-1 (11-4) Chased leaders until mistake 10th, 8th of 13, 25l behind Giovanna (11-5) at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Mister Benedictine 6-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, pushed along 3 out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Pepporoni Pete (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Sep.
King's Revenge 12-1 (11-1) Chased leader, led approaching 3 out, headed before last, still every chance last, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Ship's Hill (10-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Jun.
French Saulaie (FR) 6-1 (11-0) Held up in last, raced keenly, went modest 4th 10th, left 2nd 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 19l behind Eleazar (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in May.
Fruity O'Rooney 13-2 (11-10) Led, hit 3 out, narrowly headed 2 out, still pressing winner when blundered last, brief rally as winner wandered right and left flat, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Crashtown Hall (11-3) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Dantari (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Held up in touch, pushed along before 3 out, soon driven to challenge, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 6l behind Turf War (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
I Hear A Symphony (IRE) 18-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 10, 36l behind Royal Rationale (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Galaxy Rock (IRE) 9-4fav (11-8) Mid-division until outpaced approaching 3 out, stayed on into 8 lengths 2nd 2 out, led soon after last, finished well, driven out, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr beating Son Histoire (11-3) by 1l, 11 ran.
Master At Arms 20-1 (10-3) Towards rear, progress after 3 out, 8th after 2 out, soon no extra, one pace, 7th of 14, 20l behind Island Myth (9-6) at Galway 2m 6f hcp hdl in Aug.
Caragh Bridge (IRE) 17-2 (11-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, no impression, 4th of 14, 16l behind Carrolls Cross (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Radmores Revenge 8-1 (11-2) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, ridden and weakened approaching last, 3rd of 4, 27l behind Fabalu (11-5) at Bangor 3m nov hdl (3) hvy in Feb.
Share Option 20-1 (11-2) Very slowly away, held up in rear, bumped along after 10th, headway approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 15, 35l behind Simple Glory (10-3) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Jun.
Psi (USA) 16-1 (10-6) In touch, headway under pressure to chase leaders after 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 8, 29l behind Higgy's Boy (11-9) at Ascot 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl (2) gd in Mar.
Clyffe Hanger (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Pressed leader, led 6th, hit 3 out, soon headed, no chance with winner before 2 out, 2nd of 17, 19l behind Theatrical Moment (11-10) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Mar.
Bolton Hall (IRE) 5-2 (10-10) Led until 5th, remained prominent, hit 7th, under pressure next, weakened approaching 2 out, last of 5, 27l behind Sabre Hongrois (11-10) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gf.