Tealissio won on soft ground at Leicester a year ago and was third on that track eight days ago. He's certainly one for the short-list here while Golanova has made a promising start over hurdles and wasn't beaten far in a novices' handicap at Wincanton last month. He's 3lb higher today but still preferred to Dark And Dangerous and The Bull Hayes. SMART MONEY has his first start for the in-form Venetia Williams team having won a Fairyhouse handicap on heavy ground for Jim Culloty in February. He is probably fairly treated so gets a tentative vote.
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Pressed leader, every chance before 3 out, lost place approaching next, 8th of 10, 12l behind Waterunder (11-12) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft.
The Bull Hayes (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, one pace before last, 7th of 13, 6l behind Zaplamation (10-4) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Golanova 9-2fav (11-3) Mid-division, not much room bend after 2nd, headway 7th, led when hit 2 out, headed and not fluent last, edged right flat, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Letemgo (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Oct.
Paddy The Stout (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Mid-division, went moderate 5th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 7th of 12, 30l behind Toner D'Oudairies (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs gs in Apr.
Smart Money (IRE) 7-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders on inner, ridden from 3 out, no impression, 7th of 12, 12l behind Sammy Black (10-13) at Fairyhouse 2m nov hcp hdl 8Evens23 sft in Mar.
Tealissio 8-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway 3rd, went 2nd 3 out, hit next, 3rd last, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Zafranagar (10-5) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs.
Lindsay's Dream 16-1 (10-12) Close up in rear, headway 4 out, ridden next, keeping on same pace when hit last, 4th of 5, 10l behind Buxom (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Comedy House 20-1 (11-11) Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, kept on same pace from next, never on terms, 7th of 11, 40l behind Emerald Glade (10-11) at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.