AMERICAN LIFE is a rare runner here for Buckinghamshire trainer Anthony Middleton and he's sure to be suited by this stamina test. He's been taking on better opposition since the turn of the year and is due a change of luck. Hellorboston won when last appearing in this grade and arrives off the back of another decent effort at Perth. Bop Along is lightly-raced and a previous course winner but is closely matched with Forty Crown on the form book. Irish raider See Double You can't be ignored, however, and Summerlea has had a run on the Flat since his seventh at Wetherby. Bollin Fiona likes it here but may be on the downgrade.
Hellorboston (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Mid-division in touch, headway 4 out, driven to chase leading pair before 2 out, ridden and kept on same pace before last, no impression, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Sybarite (11-4) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Apr.
See Double You (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Racing keenly tracking leaders when unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Unoccupied (9-12) at Punchestown 3m 6f hcp chs 0-145, 19 ran.
Forty Crown (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Led after 1st, headed next, tracked leader, led again before 2 out, clear when hung left before last, ridden out, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr beating Bop Along (11-5) by 4l, 6 ran.
Bop Along (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, ridden when not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, went 2nd flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Forty Crown (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Walser (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, pushed along before 7th, not fluent next, soon beaten, weakened before 3 out, went left and mistake next, last of 7, well behind Keeneland (11-12) at Kelso 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
American Life (FR) 16-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, headway approaching 4 out, outpaced by leaders from next, jumped left 2 out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 11, 8l behind Rydon Pynes (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Pierrers Bounty (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Always behind, 9th of 14, 24l behind Bescot Springs (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Summerlea (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 9, 17l behind Feast Of Fire (10-8) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Master Of The Hall (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 9th of 10, well behind Mr Utah (11-8) at Carlisle 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Bollin Fiona 12-1 (10-5) In rear, headway under pressure 4 out, chased leaders next, soon ridden, weakened before last, 4th of 11, 21l behind Sybarite (11-4) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Apr.
Kent Street (IRE) 4-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, lost place after 6th, rallied and close up 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 6, 23l behind Forty Crown (11-5) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.