Gilzean won by 10 lengths at Fontwell last month but was raised 9lb for that effort while Kilrush carries a 7lb penalty for his victory at Worcester. This may be too far for Great Hero, who isn't really getting any closer, and Salpierre and Big Sound arrive out of sorts. The ground may be too fast for Elegant Olive but it will be perfect for GO AMWELL and the handicapper has given John Jenkins' 10-year-old a big chance today. His last three victories have come over course and distance on good going and he's 21lb lower than the last of those. A recent fifth at Plumpton suggests he still retains some ability.
Kilrush (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, headway approaching 4 out, challenging when mistake 2 out, mistake and led last, soon hung left and headed narrowly, led again final 100 yards, stayed on, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Grovemere (11-3) by 1l, 11 ran.
Salpierre (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, led before 3rd, headed after 7th, chased leaders until ridden and weakened after 3 out, 8th of 16, 44l behind Okafranca (11-4) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Dec.
Great Hero 14-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, ridden and headway before omitted 3 out, staying on to press for 4th when bad mistake last, no impression after, 7th of 18, 12l behind Molon Labe (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Big Sound 10-1 (11-0) In rear, pushed along before 4th, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 32l behind Bob's World (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Elegant Olive 28-1 (9-12) In touch until lost pace 4th, towards rear, headway on inside to chase leaders 8th, went 2nd before 3 out until 3 out, soon not pace of leading duo, jumped big 2 out, weakened to 4th last, 4th of 9, 20l behind Cinevator (11-9) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Apr.
Orsm 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden before 2 out, outpaced between last 2, plugged on flat, went 4th close home, 4th of 11, 11l behind Princely Hero (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Gilzean (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching bypassed 3 out, led next, stayed on well, ridden clear from last, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr beating Admiral Blake (10-6) by 10l, 15 ran.
El Jo (IRE) 5-2 (12-5) (v) a bhnd; to & pu 15, in a race won by Euro Farmer (12-0) at Old Berkshire 3m ptp gs in Apr, 8 ran.
Go Amwell 14-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 8th, some headway on inside approaching 3 out, 5th and no chance before next, 5th of 12, 16l behind Marico (10-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Bollin Tahini 5-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, some headway when bumped 3 out, soon struggling, 7th of 11, 22l behind Princely Hero (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.