Safe Investment usually needs a run but the booking of Richard Johnson here might be significant. Epee Celeste won off a higher mark over hurdles at Towcester last month and Billybo is often placed, though has only ever won one race and that was over further on soft ground. KILLEGNEY's jumping has to be a concern but she has ability when remembering to pick her feet up and was second over hurdles off this mark at Stratford two runs ago- she gets a tentative vote.
Sir Lynx (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 13th, led well before 4 out until approaching 4 out, lost 2nd 3 out, hung left and weakened before next, 4th of 8, 33l behind Yukon Delta (9-13) at Wetherby 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Wait No More (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) Led to 4 out, weakened from 3 out, 4th of 11, 22l behind Lord Landen (11-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Safe Investment (USA) 12-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, ridden 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Stow (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) sft in Jan, 6 ran.
Epee Celeste (FR) 3-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, pushed along before 3 out, led 2 out, kept on, won at Towcester 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr beating Fine Moment (11-12) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Killegney 5-1 (10-6) Prominent when blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Vico (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Billybo 15-8fav (10-0) With leaders, led narrowly 6th until after 8th, chased winner, every chance until one pace and held from 2 out, weakened to 3rd flat, 3rd of 5, 17l behind Possibly Flora (11-1) at Ffos Las 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in Apr.
Monroe Park (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Prominent, lost place and ridden before 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Bob's Legend (11-1) at Stratford 2m 3f sell hdl (5) gs in Mar.
Flichity (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Led, jumped well, driven 3 out, headed last, no extra flat, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Karinga Dandy (10-12) at Southwell 3m nov chs (4) gd in Apr.