Bureaucrat would have picked up and carried most of these in his heyday but doesn't stand much racing nowadays and isn't the force of old. Andy Vic gets good ground for the first time since pulling off a shock victory under Joanne Brown at Catterick in February. He's not as well handicapped now but seems in reasonable form and another win isn't out of the question getting weight from largely disappointing rivals. But CHARLIE WINGNUT could prove a bit better than he's shown so far and appeared to appreciate the longer trip at Ascot last time. He gets the nod though Around A Pound did beat a subsequent winner over C&D on soft ground last month and Natural Spring ran her best race so far at Wincanton four weeks ago.
Glingerbank (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Chased clear leaders, lost place and driven 7th, soon behind, tailed off, last of 8, well behind My Brother Sylvest (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Natural Spring 13-2 (11-9) Held up, jumped right 1st, headway 3rd, went 3rd after 3 out, went 2nd when not fluent last, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 17, 5l behind Henry Hook (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Charlie Wingnut (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, unable to quicken before 2 out, stayed on same pace last, 5th of 10, 11l behind Kings Bayonet (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (3) gd in Apr.
King Mak 12-1 (11-4) With leader, led 4th, not fluent next, ridden and headed after 7th, outpaced when not fluent last, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 6l behind Suprise Vendor (11-4) at Kelso 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd in Apr.
Soleil D'avril (FR) 7-2 (11-12) Held up in touch on inner, pushed along 6th, weakened from 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Savant Bleu (11-3) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr, 6 ran.
Around A Pound (IRE) 9-4fav (11-3) Held up towards rear, hampered 5th, soon headway, went 2nd before 7th, led before 2 out, kept on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr beating Worth A King's (10-6) by 13l, 6 ran.
Quiamo Malta (FR) 10-1 (11-5) Prominent in chasing group, behind from 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 11, 35l behind Go Amwell (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
Bureaucrat 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, soon with leader, led 4 out, soon headed, one pace and no impression from 3 out, 3rd of 14, 18l behind Hi Dancer (11-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.
I'll Be Frank 100-1 (11-4) Chased leaders to 3rd, mid-division until weakened 3 out, behind when pulled up before next, in a race won by Monkey Milan (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr, 14 ran.
Scriptwriter (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Soon tracked leaders on outer, went poor 2nd after last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 19l behind Peedeeque (11-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Andy Vic (IRE) 15-2 (11-5) Pulled hard , soon led, headed 2nd, under pressure 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 12, 14l behind Reasonable Force (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f am nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Pugnacity 16-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division on outer, lost place before 7th, 10th of 17, 42l behind Monkey Milan (11-9) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Mar.