Sail And Return is in terrific form but recent victories have come over further and at Stratford. BIG TIME BILLY is also at the top of his game and has won on the Flat since completing a quick-fire hat-trick at Exeter. He's shot up the weights but may have one more win in him before the handicapper gets the upper hand. Faster ground may help old-timer Cockney Trucker and he can never be left out of calculations but Siberian Tiger has done most of his racing over shorter trips and has been chasing lately. Hell's Bay and Qulinton are also better known as chasers but wasn't disgraced over hurdles at Worcester last time and is preferred to stable companion The Tracey Shuffle and the lightly-raced Watergate Bay.
Donnas Palm (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up, bumped 1st, headway when not fluent 5th, led after 3 out, headed when not fluent 2 out, one pace flat, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Hell's Bay (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Cockney Trucker (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, soon ridden, hung right before last, no impression, weakened flat, 9th of 17, 27l behind Party Rock (10-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in May.
Big Time Billy (IRE) 3-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 8th, chalenged 3 out, upsides from 2 out, led after last, kept on, driven out, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in May beating Well Mett (10-4) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Hell's Bay (FR) 5-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, mistake 7th, behind when mistake 11th, 6th of 10, 19l behind The Disengager (11-6) at Stratford 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gf.
Sail And Return 10-3fav (10-10) Held up in rear, headway after 4 out, not much room after 2 out, soon went 2nd, led last, ran on, won at Stratford 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd beating Possol (11-0) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
The Tracey Shuffle 11-2 (11-10) Led until 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 10, 44l behind Kaylif Aramis (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Mar.
Siberian Tiger (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake 8th and 10th, headway after last, stayed on well to take 3rd final 120 yards, closing on front pair close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Fine Parchment (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in May.
Qulinton (FR) 16-1 (10-13) Prominent, led before 3 out, soon headed, stayed on same pace approaching last, 3rd of 11, 15l behind Saint Roque (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.
Watergate Bay (IRE) 14-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, outpaced 4 out, never dangerous, 9th of 15, well behind Bygones Sovereign (10-4) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.