After a promising debut in a Lingfield bumper in January, GUEST OF HONOUR paid a return visit a couple of weeks later and started odds-on but couldn't quite manage a victory. He should do better on Turf and is taken to get off the mark. Quite By Chance showed his first sign of ability in a Chepstow bumper last month and wouldn't need to improve much but Straits Of Messina ran poorly at Ffos Las after a decent debut at Bangor. Calverleigh Court once looked promising but hasn't been seen since 2011.
Guest Of Honour (FR) 4-6fav (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Oscars Den (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Jan.
Higgsy 50-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, chased leaders, weakened inside final 3f, 5th of 7, 23l behind Gallic Warrior (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Sportsreport (IRE) 12-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, ridden in 4th 3f out, kept on same pace from 2f out, 5th of 14, 27l behind Some Tikket (12-0) at Navan 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Y A Bon (IRE) Black Sam Bellamy gelding out of Tarte Fine.
Billy My Boy 16-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 4f out, kept on from over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 29l behind Deputy Dan (11-9) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Quite By Chance 12-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, never on terms, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Amore Alato (10-9) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gf in Apr.
Straits Of Messina (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, driven and lost place over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 37l behind Chill Factor (10-9) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gs in Apr.
Calverleigh Court (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 15l behind Peter The Horse (10-7) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Aug '11.
Nurse Ratched (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, switched right over 3f out, no impression, 14th of 18, 27l behind Dubai Kiss (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (6) gs in Mar.