A desperate affair in which stakes should probably be kept to a minimum. Irish raider Knockanarrigan hasn't shown much so far but Halucha won over this trip at Ludlow last season and Combustible Kate would have a chance on her best form. Bob's Ticket was fourth at Southwell in February but Philip Kirby has a better chance with JASPER MASSINI, who gets the nod. The better ground and drop in class will suit the top weight. Few of the remainder make much appeal.
Jasper Massini (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) In rear, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 5th of 8, 25l behind Party Rock (11-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Combustible Kate (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, lost place before 4th, 10th of 14, 46l behind Crafty Roberto (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Honeypot Lane 25-1 (10-13) Mid-division, weakened before 8th, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mrs Eff (9-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs, 19 ran.
Knockanarrigan (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Not fluent 2nd, towards rear, no impression and kept on straight, 10th of 16, 32l behind Rolling Rocket (10-12) at Navan 2m hcp hdl 80-109.
Halucha (IRE) 7-1 (10-8) Prominent, not fluent 5th, lost place next, well beaten before 2 out, 7th of 9, 24l behind Around A Pound (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Ewe Are Joking 50-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 9, 50l behind Bob's World (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Bob's Ticket (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 7th, ridden after 3 out, mistake 2 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 19l behind Tisfreetdream (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Feb.
Sharlene's Quest (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Prominent, pushed along and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 15, 25l behind Kayfrou (10-7) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Oct.
Billy Teal 100-1 (10-13) Led until 5th, not fluent 3 out, weakened before next, 8th of 10, well behind Watered Silk (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Shropshirelass 14-1 (10-2) Tracked leading pair when fell 7th, in a race won by Upton Mead (9-10) at Plumpton 2m 4f 5yo nov hcp (4) sft in Mar, 4 ran.
Moon Melody (GER) 28-1 (9-7) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 8th of 15, 28l behind Cara Court (9-10) at Catterick 2m 3f ldys hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.
Teeiygee 100-1 (11-0) Mistakes, last pair, mistake 2nd, not fluent 4th, went right and blundered 5th, ridden after 6th, soon struggling in rear, tailed off, 6th of 7, 42l behind Prince Pippin (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gs.
Flag Flier 11-2 (11-7) A bhnd, last of 9, 33l behind Our Flora (11-7) at Blankney 3m ptp gd in Feb.