Beckhani is making his chasing debut but looks a better bet than stablemate Atriptomilan. Jamie Snowden is also doubly represented and his mare NIKI ROYAL has already won a point-to-point. She landed a maiden hurdle at Towcester in January and, having carried penalties in novice hurdles since, will think she has been let loose getting weight from all but one of her rivals today. Another mare, Brockwell Park, also has claims but Starsky Des Mottes is starting to look a little exposed and there's no guarantee that Shannon Spirit will enjoy going back over fences. Winning hurdlers Caunay and Latest Trend may do best of the rest.
Admiral Boom (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Always in rear, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by E Street Boy (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb, 15 ran.
Atriptomilan (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Prominent, not fluent 5th, soon ridden, lost place after next, 11th of 18, 38l behind Molon Labe (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Beckhani 9-2fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6th until before 2 out, one pace last, 4th of 9, 7l behind Around A Pound (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Caunay 7-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, ridden after 6th, well held before 2 out, left close 2nd flat, pressing winner and every chance when badly hampered by loose horse final 100 yards, not recover, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Le Grand Chene (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Latest Trend (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden before last, kept on to take 2nd run-in, well held by winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Double Handful (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Lough Derg Way (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Led until after 1st, prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, led 2 out, driven flat, held on, won at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Sep '11 beating Fennis Boy (10-8) by nk, 13 ran.
Minella Fifty (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) With leader and raced wide, weakened after 4 out, 7th of 12, well behind Still Believing (9-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Pirans Car 20-1 (10-5) Mid-division, not fluent 1st, headway 3rd, ridden after 5th, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 18, 37l behind Molon Labe (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) In rear, mistake 5th, soon struggling, never dangerous, 12th of 15, well behind Bygones Sovereign (10-4) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Starsky Des Mottes (FR) 9-2 (11-7) Held up, hampered early in back straight, 5th and no impression when in view 4 out, 5th of 8, 40l behind Morgan's Bay (10-11) at Leicester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Whatsupjack (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Chased leaders until lost place and reminders 6th, soon behind and struggling next, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Le Reve (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Brockwell Park 2-1 (11-0) Tracked leader to 4th, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, kept on from last, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Upbeat Cobbler (10-9) at Ffos Las 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Niki Royal (FR) 4-1 (11-4) Led, headed before 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 3l behind Weather Babe (11-4) at Towcester 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.