Strongpoint was due to run here yesterday but a quick return isn't out of the question, though Stuart Crawford also runs course and distance winner Call Box. Pure Science hasn't quite lived up to early promise but finally got off the mark at Ludlow in February and One For Harry overcame mistakes to score at Hexham last month. Titus Bolt is consistent but this trip stretches his stamina. Venetia Williams has trained the winner of this three times in the last six years and CITIZENSHIP wasn't disgraced in a Grade 3 at Aintree last time. He's now only 2ln higher than when winning at Exeter in the autumn and could take advantage of the drop in grade here. Enchanted Garden is preferred to Makhzoon of the others.
Strongpoint (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Held up behind, headway before 3 out, ridden before last, went 4th run-in, 5th of 22, 6l behind Court Minstrel (11-12) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs.
Citizenship 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden after 4 out, never on terms, weakened last, 10th of 22, 28l behind Clondaw Kaempfer (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs.
Call Box (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led, headed after 5th, weakened before 3 out, 8th of 11, well behind Silsol (11-8) at Ayr 2m 4f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Pure Science (IRE) Evensfav (11-6) Tracked leader, led after 4 out, ridden before next, soon hard pressed, headed narrowly 2 out, regained lead and edged left flat, kept on, won at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb beating Lac Sacre (11-5) by 2l, 5 ran.
Enchanted Garden 8-13fav (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, went 2nd when not fluent last, no chance with winner, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 13l behind Take The Cash (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
One For Harry (IRE) 11-8fav (11-12) Not always fluent, with leader, led 7th, soon headed, led again when mistake last, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar beating Persian Herald (10-9) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Makhzoon (USA) 6-1 (11-5) Led to 3rd, ridden and weakened before 8th, 6th of 7, well behind Sealous Scout (11-1) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft.
Titus Bolt (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway 4 out, went 3rd before 3 out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 11, 27l behind Silsol (11-8) at Ayr 2m 4f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.