Sarabad won a beginners' chase at Downpatrick last month and has scope for further improvement, though the handicapper has taken no chances with him here. Me And Ben looked in need of the run at Market Rasen but kept on for pressure and can't be ignored while Lord Of Drums is back on a winning mark and appears to have the beating of course specialist Strobe on their run together here in April. PEACHEY MOMENT hasn't won for more than two years but has dropped to a very fair mark and should enjoy ground conditions. He gets the nod as Valleyofmilan might just need this following a lay-off.
Sarabad (FR) 7-1 (11-9) Mid-division, progress into 5th 4 out, challenged 3 out and soon disputed, ridden in close 2nd last, kept on well run-in, led close home, won at Downpatrick 2m 7f beg chase gd in Jun beating Wicklow Gold (11-12) by hd, 13 ran.
Me And Ben (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along after 4 out, weakened after next, 4th of 9, 6l behind Qoubilai (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Valleyofmilan (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) Jumped slightly right, led, ridden and headed before 8th, well beaten from after 10th, 4th of 6, 28l behind Moorlands Jack (10-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Sep.
Lord Of Drums (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Disputed lead to 5th, tracked leader, challenged 4 out, outpaced in 3rd 2 out, weakened flat, 4th of 6, 10l behind Inoogoo (10-6) at Perth 2m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.
Strobe 12-1 (10-11) Led, went right 2nd, headed 6th and dropped to 3rd, went 2nd again after 7th until 9th, chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 4 out, virtually pulled up run-in, tailed off, 5th of 6, well behind Hold Em Cowboy (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in May.
Peachey Moment (USA) 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division, closed from 5th, every chance 4 out, no extra after next, 5th of 12, 37l behind Forever My Friend (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Attycran (IRE) 22-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, went 2nd and challenged 4 out, 6 length down and outpaced before last, ridden and closed on winner flat, no extra and dropped to 4th near finish, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Mister Wall Street (10-12) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.