Sin Bin went close at Taunton in March but has another 3lb to carry here. Cloudy Bob has the form to figure but wasn't at his best at Haydock last time. Copper Birch was an early casualty when favourite at Ffos Las last time but shouldn't be written off just yet. An early blunder at Stratford last time appeared to affect the confidence of SMADYNIUM but he'd finished second earlier at Catterick and Kelso and this longer trip should allow him more time to measure his obstacles. He gets a tentative vote, though it would be no surprise to see One Conemara and Teak take to fences.
Big Casino 33-1 (10-5) Soon led, headed after 1st, stayed handy, led again 6th until before 3 out, every chance 2 out, no extra before last, 7th of 14, 9l behind Brother Brian (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
One Conemara (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Mid-division, tracked leaders before 4 out, ridden and mistake last, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Decimus (11-1) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Cloudy Bob (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Led or disputed lead, lost place after 5 out, ridden and no impression 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 19, 18l behind Streams Of Whiskey (10-10) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.
Hayjack 9-4 (11-10) Close up, mistake 12th, led 4 out, headed 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 8, 36l behind Railway Dillon (11-6) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) sft in Dec.
Sin Bin (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders, led after 4 out, headed last, soon rallied, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Duneen Point (10-11) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Gallery Exhibition (IRE) 5-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, went 2nd 5th until after 3 out, weakened before last, 5th of 6, 21l behind Boogie In The Barn (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Copper Birch (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Chasing leaders, fell 3rd, in a race won by Dark Glacier (11-6) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft, 12 ran.
Smadynium (FR) 9-2 (11-4) Took keen hold, chased leaders, lost place 9th, soon behind, 6th of 9, 33l behind Ballincurrig (10-13) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Storm Alert 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, weakened after 4 out, 6th of 12, 25l behind Decimus (11-1) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Barton Stacey (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, mistake 4 out, weakened and pulled up before next, in a race won by Billy Dutton (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr, 17 ran.
Teak (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Led until 3rd, prominent until before 7th, tailed off, 12th of 15, well behind Thomas Crapper (10-9) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in Oct.