GO SILVER BULLET looks hard to oppose over this trip despite a seven pound mark rise so we won't with Lucinda Russell's charge taking our preference ahead of Flaming Heck and Raysrock. The selection, and likely short priced favourite, was a comfortable enough winner of a similar race last time over this trip, which the grey holds a decent strike rate. He obviously has more to do with the extra weight on his back but he should handle that just fine. Flaming Heck was also a winner last time out against similar opposition and while that was also comfortable this trip looks to be on the sharp side for him. Raysrock has to concede weight all around but his mark looks fair especially taking a big step down in class here. At his very best he should be well in contention but the trip looks prohibitively short. After these three it's difficult to make a strong case for the anything else though Smart Cavalier could run a big race at a bigger price but either way he should be no match for the pick Go Silver Bullet.
Raysrock (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Held up, ridden 4 out, no impression, 3rd of 5, 28l behind Deep Purple (11-7) at Ayr 2m 4f nov chs Grd 2 (1) gd in Apr.
Go Silver Bullet (FR) 4-1 (11-2) Made all, ridden approaching 4 out, kept on, won at Musselburgh 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Dec beating Majorca (11-8) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
The Rocking Dock (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Always behind, 18th of 22, well behind Bar The Rest (10-11) at Cork 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-102 gd in Apr.
Arresting 9-2fav (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Chunky Lad (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f am sll hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Smart Cavalier 66-1 (11-8) Close up on outside, lost place 9th, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before last, in a race won by Simonsberg (11-1) at Perth 2m 4f hts chs (5) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Flaming Heck 25-1 (10-1) Led, headed 4 out, led again 2 out, stayed on strongly, won at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd beating It's Bertie (10-9) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Silvo (NZ) 25-1 (11-1) In rear, headway 10th, ridden to go 4th 4 out, left moderate 3rd last, 3rd of 15, 29l behind Saafend Rocket (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-85 (5) gf.