This looks a good bumper on paper with plenty of contenders representing powerful yards. The market should be an important aid to punters with the likes of Harry Fry's General Ginger, Jonjo O'Neill's Shutthebackdoor and David Pipe's Courtlands Prince all making debuts but RISK A FINE scored in effortless style between the flags in Ireland before joining Philip Hobbs and is taken to follow up with his fitness assured. Kingscourt Native is another winning Irish pointer to note having joined Colin Tizzard while Horace Hazel and Vodkaontherocks should both improve on debut performances. Mister Chairman has been disappointing however.
Courtlands Prince Presenting gelding out of Bathwick Annie.
Horace Hazel 5-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 4th of 14, 28l behind Jollyallan (11-4) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Kilmarnock Lad (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) A bhnd; to & pu 14, in a race won by Tackler (12-0) at Countryside Alliance Club (Wesse 3m ptp gd in Feb, 12 ran.
Kingscourt Native (IRE) 5-4 (12-2) Alw pr, eff to close on ldr from 3out, eff to chall 2out, ld last, ro best, won at Bennettsbridge 3m ire ptp sft in Feb beating Tuskar Island (11-6) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Mister Chairman (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Tracked leading pair, chased easy winner over 5f out to 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 34l behind Minella Present (11-4) at Chepstow 2m mdn NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Risk A Fine (IRE) 6-4 (12-2) Made all, left clr 2out, row, easily, won at Belclare 3m ire ptp in Mar beating Ambitious Pursuit (12-2) by 14l, 12 ran.
Steel A Tune Proclamation gelding out of Skip 'n' Tune.
Vodkaontherocks (IRE) 6-4fav (11-3) Held up in rear, taken wide on back straight and headway to chase leaders halfway, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 41l behind Princess Tara (10-3) at Ffos Las 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
General Ginger Generous gelding out of Nuzzle.
Shutthebackdoor (IRE) Turtle Island gelding out of Hurricane Girl.
Springboks (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, 12th of 18, well behind Gaitway (10-9) at Newbury 2m NH flat (2) gs in Mar.
Bahri Sugar (IRE) Bahri mare out of Church House Lady.
Eastern Calm 25-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 13l behind Molo (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m mares n h flat (6) gs in Mar.
Pattara 33-1 (10-9) Keen early, held up behind in touch, outpaced 4f out, never on terms, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 23l behind Tara Road (10-11) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Dec.
Petite Fantasie Flemensfirth mare out of Rowlands Dream.
Spellbound Doyen mare out of Kasamba.