Mr Mole cost 50,000 euros last year and is related to several winning jumpers in France. He's one of the more interesting newcomers lining up here, though it's gone rather quiet at Paul Nicholls' yard lately. Diamond Crescent and Myazedi are others for whom market interest would be significant but Master Cynk needs to improve on his debut victory at Southwell to follow up here, though should do so and hails from a yard in excellent form. NEVER SAYS NEVER was a close third at Wincanton last month and looks to be the one to beat on that form. He makes more appeal than Saudi Pearl , who disappointed over shorter at Exeter last time.
Master Cynk 12-1 (11-5) With leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jan beating Dunlough Bay (11-2) by 1l, 8 ran.
Above The Clouds (IRE) Cloudings gelding out of Some Shock.
Diamond Crescent (IRE) Marignan gelding out of Shaunies Nora.
Explained (IRE) Exit To Nowhere gelding out of All Told.
Fuhgeddaboudit 100-1 (11-3) Chased leader until over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Utopian (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Feb.
General Girling 100-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, weakened over 4f out, 9th of 14, 50l behind Spirit Of Shankly (10-10) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
Ilewin Dundee 3-1fav (10-13) Held up rear of mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, went 4th inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 12, 4l behind Comedy House (10-6) at Lingfield 2m mdn n h flat (5) std in Feb.
Flemensworth (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Cash 'n' Credit.
Mr Mole (IRE) Great Pretender gelding out of Emmylou Du Berlais.
Never Says Never 40-1 (10-10) Held up in touch, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden to lead 3f out, headed 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 4 1/2l behind Kings Lad (11-4) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Saudi Pearl (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Towards rear, ridden and struggling soon after halfway, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Stock Hill Fair (11-5) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) sft in Dec.
Through The Wire Midnight Legend mare out of Brown Coast.
Lady Jojo (IRE) Sonus filly out of Sword Lady.
Myazedi Sulamani filly out of So Ambitious.