Attwaal, fourth to First Mohican at Doncaster last month, and Southwell second Spyder set the standard in this but the latter could find the shorter trip on this sharp track a problem. King's Warrior looks like he's improving with experience but we like the look of SAINT JOHN HENRY. David Pipe's four-year-old is making his racecourse debut but is by a prolific NH sire and is a half-brother to a bumper winner so shouldn't be short of pace. It will be a surprise if the winner doesn't come from the aforementioned.
Attwaal (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 8l behind First Mohican (10-12) at Doncaster 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Broughtons Warrior 13-2 (11-5) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 38l behind River Deep (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jan.
Cool Chief 100-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders and keen, led 8f out, headed over 6f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Lemons Ground (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gs in May.
Fuse Wire 100-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, never involved, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Saint Breiz (10-9) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
King's Warrior (FR) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in rear, headway approaching 2 out, left 4th 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 18l behind Vieux Lion Rouge (11-8) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Jan.
Mexican Mick 10-1 (9-3) Soon in touch, ridden and lost place 3f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 9, 47l behind Guest of Honour (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov '12 (flat).
Paddocks Lounge (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Held up, pulled hard, headway 3rd, lost place before 5th, no impression after, 6th of 8, 32l behind Son Of Suzie (11-2) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Spyder 14-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, ridden before last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Flementime (10-11) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Goldie Horn 50-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Land Of Vic (11-4) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Offherocker 100-1 (10-2) Led until not fluent 2nd, bumped 4th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Son Of Suzie (11-2) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Luckster 33-1 (10-7) Held up, in touch 5th, no impression from 3 out, 5th of 8, 30l behind Son Of Suzie (11-2) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
Saint John Henry (FR) Saint Des Saints gelding out of Noceane.