SPINNING WATERS won this last year and followed-up on the track a couple of weeks later. He also won over hurdles here in March and can continue his successful streak from what looks a fair mark. Princesse Fleur is just 1lb higher than when beaten narrowly over the C&D last July while Tae Kwon Do scored over hurdles and fences last summer and reappeared after a long absence with a decent effort on Polytrack at Lingfield. Paul Rich runs two and Sainglend looks easily the best of the pair as he's been in fine form over hurdles recently, scoring at Stratford before a fine run in a big field at Aintree. The lightly-raced Josie's Dream has never been further than 1m4f.
Waldsee (GER) 7-2 (9-6) Pressed leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Blackstone Vegas (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sainglend 10-3fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6f out, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Blue Cossack (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Sansili 22-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, some headway 5f out, ridden 4f out, weakened soon after, tailed off and eased, 13th of 14, well behind Cloudy Spirit (9-3) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Princesse Fleur 11-1 (8-6) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Blazing Buck (9-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Spinning Waters 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 10th of 13, 16l behind Steady Gaze (8-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Tae Kwon Do (USA) 13-2 (8-8) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Alfraamsey (8-13) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Spiritonthemount (USA) 50-1 (8-8) Started very slowly and driven along, headway to chase leaders after 2f, went 2nd after 3f, pushed along 5f out, weakened 3f out, last of 11, 31l behind Alfraamsey (8-13) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Josie's Dream (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden 3f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Passato (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) gd.
Santera (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Led 2f, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, 10th of 12, 6l behind Celtic Charlie (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Party Palace 33-1 (8-5) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 10, 18l behind Delagoa Bay (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lucas Pitt 11-2 (8-8) Led early, soon settled into mid-division, lost place 5f out, well beaten over 2f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Harare (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Nobbys Girl 40-1 (8-0) Held up in 5th or 6th, ridden and weakened quickly inside final 3f, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Ministerofinterior (9-1) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr.