Volcan Surprise has been second twice over fences but blinkers didn't initiate any discernible improvement at Wetherby last month. Balinroab was sent off favourite for a much better race at Haydock in March but was well beaten. He's capable of better, however, and Brunswick Gold didn't give his true running at Perth last time though is proving expensive to follow. DELGANY GUNNER is probably back on a decent mark and, though beaten in a four-runner race last time, only went down by half-a-length. The bottom weight can come out on top though Paul O'Brien's claim will help Wincanton runner-up Masked Man again.
Brunswick Gold (IRE) 11-2fav (10-11) Mid-division, driven and headway 4 out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 49l behind Good Order (10-4) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Apr.
Peachey Moment (USA) 16-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, reminders 10th, pushed along next, tailed off and pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Isla Pearl Fisher (10-12) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Dec, 14 ran.
Balinroab (IRE) 4-1fav (10-11) Mid-division, headway 9th, not fluent next, 4th 4 out, lost place next, weakened after 2 out, 7th of 16, 33l behind Noble Legend (11-1) at Haydock 2m 6f hcp chs (2) gs in Mar.
Volcan Surprise (FR) 10-1 (11-6) Jumped right at times, chased winner throughout, driven after 14th, no impression before 2 out, 2nd of 9, 15l behind Galway Jack (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Masked Man (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, headway before 4 out and hampered, left 2nd before next, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Milans Well (10-13) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Alpha One (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 11th, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 19l behind Tahiti Pearl (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Delgany Gunner 15-2 (10-9) Led, ridden before 3 out, headed 2 out, kept on and pressed winner from last, held near finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Haar (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.