This is a very poor yet wide open seller where a number can score but we give a very tentative nod in the direction of GROUND BREAKER though Safe Investment and Chalice Welcome have claims. Ignoring the pick's last run he was running well in better races than this at the back end of last season. He wasn't disgraced when fourth of 12 off a mark two pounds heavier on his penultimate effort which was preceded by a victory on quick ground when four pounds better off. He is by no means a strong selection but should go well at a bigger price. Safe Investment has not lived up to his name including when running poorly off a mark three pounds higher last time in a similar race. With his reduction in weight he should be more competitive here but he would like the conditions a little softer under hoof. Chalice Welcome looks a little high in the handicap and may also find the ground a little quick while Ras Laffin has a bundle of weight in hand on the ones we¿ve mentioned and on these terms should be involved. We can't stress how hard this race is to call but Ground Breaker is just the selection.
Dream On Dreamers (IRE) 66-1 (11-8) Always in rear, 8th of 11, well behind Oso Magic (11-3) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-100 (4) gs in Mar.
Ground Breaker 12-1 (10-10) Prominent, lost place before 3rd, soon well in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Young Tot (11-7) at Ludlow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct, 15 ran.
Safe Investment (USA) 16-1 (11-6) Chased leaders, blundered 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, 12th of 17, 31l behind Simple Jim (11-12) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Ben Bacchus (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Prominent, raced keenly, close up when not fluent 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 13, 38l behind Tooka (10-8) at Towcester 2m 3f Ladies sell hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Crazy Bold (GER) 66-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, weakened approaching 4th, jumped left next, tailed off, 14th of 16, well behind Viable (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
Mycenean Prince (USA) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, lost place 4th, soon ridden and behind, 11th of 14, 48l behind Faith And Reason (11-5) at Southwell 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.
Mucho Loco (IRE) 10-3 (11-6) In touch, ridden, struggling 6th, tailed off, 9th of 12, 37l behind Strategic Plan (10-9) at Plumpton 2m sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Mar.
Chalice Welcome 12-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, ridden approaching 4 out, soon weakened, 10th of 17, 29l behind Simple Jim (11-12) at Wetherby 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar.
Quiditch D'ouxy (FR) 33-1 (11-12) Mistake 1st, took keen hold chasing leaders, driven after 5th, weakened on long run to 3 out, tailed off, pulled up before next, in a race won by Wondersobright (11-5) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Mar, 10 ran.
Lady Florence 3-1fav (9-11) With leaders, ridden and weakened 3 out, 8th of 10, 40l behind Satindra (11-6) at Towcester 2m nov sll hdl (5) sft in Nov.
Backlash 9-1 (9-13) Held up, headway to go prominent 5th, chased winner approaching 3 out, no impression, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Petrosian (11-0) at Ludlow 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (4) gd.
Working Late 15-2 (10-0) Mid-division, weakened 7th, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Huguenot (11-12) at Hereford 2m nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Nov, 13 ran.
Petrovka (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) In touch, led approaching 4th, ridden and headed 2 out, soon held, 5th of 16, 17l behind Viable (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Mar.
Ras Laffan 4-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, reminders 6th, ridden and outpaced approaching 3 out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, well behind Pugnacity (9-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f sell hcp hld 0-95 (5) gf in Mar.
Simplified 14-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, mistake 3 out, soon led, headed next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 14l behind Upright Ima (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.