Very Noble will almost certainly improve on his racecourse debut at Taunton but will need to if he's to get the better of ACT ALONE. Nicky Henderson's gelding, a half-brother to Flat winner Relay, was a little green on debut over a similar trip at Newbury but kept on to take third place and should get off the mark here. Green King travelled strongly for a long way when third at Haydock and can chase home the selection while Seabougg was fourth here last month after racing prominently and should also have more to offer.
Seabougg 10-1 (11-1) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 5f out until 3f out, chased leading pair, well held when lost 3rd over 1f out, 4th of 7, 23l behind Seven Nation Army (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Act Alone 10-11fav (10-12) Mid-division on inside, pushed along 8f out, lost place 6f out, headway over 3f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 6l behind Dubai Kiss (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (6) gs in Mar.
Cool Chief 33-1 (10-5) Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along and weakened 5f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Seven Nation Army (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Green King (ITY) 18-1 (10-11) Held up in touch in rear, took keen hold, not clear run 4f out, headway going well from over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 75 yards, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Salto Chisco (11-4) at Haydock 2m NH flat (5) gs in Mar.
Lemons Ground Generous gelding out of Misty Move.
Very Noble (FR) 11-4 (10-7) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 7f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 11, 29l behind Doctor Harper (11-7) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (5) sft in Dec.
Canarbino Girl Beat All mare out of Peasedown Tofana.
Pass Friend .
Indispensabelle 100-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, well beaten final 5f, tailed off, 16th of 17, well behind Down Ace (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares n h flat (4) sft in Apr.
Lady Cliche 50-1 (9-12) Always behind, lost touch over 6f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Knock House (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.