POWDERONTHEBONNET was just about to challenge the leaders when stumbling and unshipping his rider over track and trip last time. He was beaten only a head at Hexham before that and can open his account with normal luck in-running. Mysteree ran on late for third at Perth last month and has claims along with Aintree fourth Definite Maybe while Irish raider Lagan Canal could also get involved. Mr Satco has his first start under Rules having won a point-to-point in February and Central Flame looks best of the rest on his earlier fourth at Hexham.
Central Flame 22-1 (10-10) In touch, joined leaders halfway, led narrowly over 3f out to over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 23l behind Frankie's Promise (11-10) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gs in Apr.
Chanceofa Lifetime (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Held up; stdy prog 3 out; led last; rdn out, won at Haydon 2m 4f ptp sft beating Have One For Me (12-0) by 12l, 10 ran.
Definite Maybe (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Prominent, ridden and every chance when hung left over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 9l behind Vinnie My Boy (10-12) at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in May '12.
Lagan Canal (IRE) 10-1 (12-0) Held up in rear, some progress 4f out, ridden in moderate 5th 3f out, no impression, left 4th 1f out, 4th of 10, 29l behind The Tullow Tank (11-9) at Fairyhouse 2m N H flat sft in Mar.
Mr Satco (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Made all, row when chall 2out, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Feb beating Gold Patrol (12-0) by 6l, 11 ran.
Mysteree (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Mid-division, lost place 7f out, behind 4f out, headway under pressure over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd near finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 12, 10l behind Frankie's Promise (11-10) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gs in Apr.
Powderonthebonnet (IRE) 6-4fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon stumbled and unseated rider, in a race won by Secrete Stream (10-12) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gd, 13 ran.
Mixed Blend 9-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out to over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 10, 19l behind Mister Nibbles (11-7) at Newcastle 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Poppies Milan (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) Soon well behind, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Secrete Stream (10-12) at Kelso 2m NH flat (5) gd.
Samandy Septieme Ciel filly out of Magical Day.