Nothing Is Forever won in this grade at Wincanton last month, when Miss Fortywinks was only fifth, but is 9lb higher here. Applause For Amy also won at that course last month and should again beat sixth Moratab but this race may be ripe for an upset. John Spearing has been getting plenty of winners on the Flat and TABLE BLUFF ran his best race so far over timber when third at Worcester last time. He's only a pound higher here so should take all the beating. Sadma is probably better than he's shown so far while Acapulco Bay could get in the mix if in the mood.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Mid-division, headway after 6th, chased leaders next, weakening when mistake 2 out, 7th of 12, well behind Kings Bandit (11-11) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Nothing Is Forever (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Chased leader, led 2nd, made rest, pushed along before 2 out clear before last, eased close home, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May beating Sun Quest (10-8) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Sadma 8-1 (10-11) Raced keenly, pressed leader, led after 2nd, headed 2 out, lost place when not fluent last, weakened flat, 6th of 8, 31l behind Zip Wire (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.
Ernest Speak (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along and weakened before 3 out, soon tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind August Hill (11-2) at Ludlow 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Strong Wind (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Held up mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 9th of 12, well behind Thedeboftheyear (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (5) hvy in May.
Acapulco Bay 12-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, ridden on outside and struggling before 2 out, never on terms, 14th of 17, 32l behind Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Table Bluff (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear headway approaching 3 out soon chased leaders, chance 2 out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure run-in, 3rd of 17, 3 1/2l behind Kruseman (10-13) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Moratab (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, ridden before 3 out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 41l behind Applause For Amy (10-2) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Lucky Prince 33-1 (10-0) Led until before 3 out, ridden and weakening when not much room and hit rail on bend before 2 out, left in poor 4th last, 4th of 9, 25l behind Chalk It Down (11-8) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Henwood (IRE) 9-2 (11-3) Led until 2nd, chased winner until well before 2 out soon pushed along, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 8th of 11, 24l behind Nothing Is Forever (11-2) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Giant Sequoia (USA) 3-1fav (10-13) Mid-division, lost place after 4th, soon behind, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Warsaw Pact (9-7) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar, 12 ran.
Miss Fortywinks 5-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders after 3 out, no extra from last, 5th of 11, 10l behind Nothing Is Forever (11-2) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Ilewindelilah 7-2 (11-0) In touch, under pressure 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 10, 26l behind Lightentertainment (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.
Applause For Amy (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Tracked leader until before 4 out, led before 2 out, ridden before last, held on close home, won at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May beating Another Brandy (11-9) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Supernoverre (IRE) 28-1 (10-13) Held up in last trio, reminders 4th, soon outpaced, lost touch next and soon pulled up, in a race won by The Darling Boy (11-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb, 7 ran.