After a couple of promising efforts in novice events, LAVEROQUE makes his handicap debut at a realistic level. A useful performer in bumpers, he has a lot more scope than these and can score here before going on to better things. Kingdom Of Munster finished ahead of Lap Of Honour at Wetherby in March but has had plenty of chances while two of Bin End's three victories have come in claimers and Pete often flatters to deceive. Carlitos Spirit and Shockingtimes are more consistent than most but also have the weight to match.
Carlitos Spirit (IRE) 15-2 (10-10) Close up, ridden after 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 37l behind Hi Dancer (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Apr.
Shockingtimes (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Prominent, challenged 4th, ridden on outside before 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 17, 22l behind Netherby (10-11) at Lingfield 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Feb.
Laveroque (FR) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th, joined leader 6th, hit next, led 8th, hit and headed 2 out, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Amron Lad (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Bin End 9-2 (11-2) Chased leader, led before 6th, clear before 3 out, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m clm hdl (5) sft in Apr beating Quarton (11-10) by 2l, 8 ran.
Lap of Honour (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, well behind Hi Dancer (11-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, weakened before last, 9th of 14, 46l behind Hi Dancer (11-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Pete 20-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, badly hampered and unseated rider 3rd, in a race won by Grandioso (11-3) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr, 14 ran.
Moonstreaker 25-1 (11-2) Prominent, took keen hold, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 11, 12l behind Prankster (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Tayarat (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 21l behind Prankster (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 50-1 (10-5) Always in rear, 5th of 7, well behind Cotton Mill (11-0) at Fakenham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Dec.
Front Rank (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place after 1st, ran on flat, went 3rd close home, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 11, 10l behind Prankster (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Hammer 7-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenged when not fluent 2 out, kept on same pace approaching last, no impression flat, 5th of 9, 7l behind On The Right Path (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs in Apr.
Aughcarra (IRE) 17-2 (9-9) Held up in touch on outside, not fluent 4th, mistake 6th, 4th and beaten when mistake last, 4th of 15, 14l behind Don't Panic (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.