Heronry is on a hat-trick after victories at Sandown and Fontwell and should make a bold bid to defy an 11lb weight rise but the five-year-old is likely to find at least a couple too good. Kellys Brow has won three of his last four and the step up to 3m shouldn't be a problem while the likes of Phare Isle and Uttoxeter third Andreo Bambaleo have place claims again. Hada Men has been highly tried since winning at Doncaster in February but we are going to give another chance to DAWN COMMANDER. He's tried in blinkers today and can be forgiven his run at Perth when the ground turned against him. The quicker the going the better for Charlie Longsdon's stayer, who is well treated on his course and distance win last year.
Bobowen (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened flat, 11th of 17, 13l behind Party Rock (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Ogee 20-1 (11-3) Disputed close 2nd until 3rd, chased leading pair, pushed along before 9th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Weekend Millionair (10-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gf in Apr.
Heronry (IRE) Evensfav (11-10) Chased leader, went right 7th, joined 3 out, clear before next, went right last, easily, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating Enter Paradise (10-7) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Hada Men (USA) 28-1 (10-13) Mid-division, ridden 8th, weakened after 4 out, 11th of 21, 27l behind Battle Group (10-9) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Dawn Commander (GER) 9-2fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4 out, weakened from next, 7th of 9, well behind Kris Cross (11-3) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Kellys Brow (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Mid-division, headway after 6th, mistake 8th, led before 3 out, clear last, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m 5f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-130) (4yo+) (3) gs in Feb beating Big Society (11-12) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Topolski (IRE) 28-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, pushed along and lost place before 4th, never on terms after, 9th of 18, 26l behind Stopped Out (10-13) at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Phare Isle (IRE) 12-1 (10-2) Held up in last pair, headway after 2 out, stayed on to 4th flat, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 4l behind Weekend Millionair (10-8) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gf in Apr.
Lightning Strike (GER) 9-2 (11-4) Towards rear, headway over 5f out to chase leaders, one pace from over 2f out, 5th of 13, 15l behind Captain Kelly (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Andreo Bambaleo 12-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, headway approaching 3 out, switched right before last, stayed on, went 3rd post, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Green Wizard (11-4) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.