NIGHT ORBIT is the form pick to land the opener at the expense of Silverlord and Dinarius. The selection has caught the eye on both his runs over hurdles to date. He finished a decent second on his debut at Fakenham and followed up by finishing second to Sam Lord at Plumpton. Conditions should once again be in his favour and with experience now on his side he is difficult to oppose. Silverlord has his debut for Irish trainer James Lambe. He has had seven runs to date in his native France and did show signs of ability without getting his head in front. Tony McCoy has been booked which is a positive to his chances so any market moves should be noted. Dinarius was highly tried at the Aintree Festival last time out. He was no match for Walkon that day and will fair much better back in this grade so he is worthy of respect. Duty Free was an 85 rated handicapper on the level and had his debut over hurdles so is another to note, however, for the winner we return to Night Orbit.
Duty Free (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Moonshine Creek (8-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr (flat).
Feeling Peckish (USA) 20-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, lost place 7th, no danger after, 4th of 11, 16l behind Toulouse Express (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft in Mar.
Intavac Boy 28-1 (10-9) In touch, not fluent 1st, weakening when not fluent 5th, 6th of 9, well behind Nordwind (10-12) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Night Orbit 7-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, reminders after 3rd, upsides winner and chance 2 out, weakened before last, kept on well for clear 2nd, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Sam Lord (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Sands of Barra (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Never better than mid-division, 9th of 16, 11l behind Lytton (8-8) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr (flat).
Silverlord (FR) 2-1fav (9-4) 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Bedaly (9-6) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2f stk sft in Oct (flat).
Springfield Gunner 16-1 (10-8) Led, headed 3 out, soon driven and weakened, 9th of 12, well behind Can't Remember (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nov sell hdl (5) gf in Apr.
Super King 80-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Wabbraan (8-6) at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb (flat).
Tifernati 16-1 (8-12) Keen, held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 17th of 18, 30l behind Hatton Flight (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (3) gd in Apr (flat).
Any Given Day (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Tracked leader, led 5f out, driven 2f out, stayed on throughout final furlong, held on gamely near finish, won at Folkestone 1m 4f 3yo hcp (3) sft in Sep beating Timocracy (8-2) by hd, 4 ran (flat).
Dinarius 100-1 (11-0) Always in rear, well behind after 6th, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Walkon (11-0) at Aintree 2m 4yo nov hdl G1 (1) gd in Apr.
Rivers Run Free (IRE) No Excuse Needed gelding out of Peig Sayers.
Jellytot (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 22l behind Lethal (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f clm stks (6) gd in Apr (flat).