Forty Thirty bounced back to form with a respectable fourth behind Paintball at Cheltenham last month and there may be more to come over this longer trip. Paddy Partridge, who has finished second on both starts this year, also steps up in distance and can figure but preference goes to SINBAD THE SAILOR. George Baker's charge won at Ludlow before finishing fourth over 2m6f at Sandown in March and a similar effort should see him get the better of Emmaslegend. She landed a double earlier this year and drops back down in class after being well beaten in a couple of Listed races since.
Forty Thirty (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway 2 out, not pace of leaders before last, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 7l behind Paintball (10-13) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr.
All For Free (IRE) 40-1 (10-13) Always behind, tailed off before 3 out, 11th of 15, well behind Via Galilei (10-12) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar.
Paddy Partridge 5-1 (11-6) Tracked leader to before 3 out, driven and outpaced next, ridden and regained 2nd after 2 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Red Merlin (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Mar.
Sinbad The Sailor 9-1 (11-9) Chased leading trio, went 3rd 3 out, ridden one pace and no impresssion in 4th before 2 out, 4th of 12, 7l behind Time For Spring (11-12) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Mar.
Emmaslegend 20-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden after 3 out, weakened soon after next, 12th of 16, 48l behind Veiled (9-11) at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) gd in Apr.
Premier Des Marais (FR) 14-1 (10-1) Towards rear, not fluent, closing when mistake 8th, weakened approaching 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Thelobstercatcher (10-11) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
De Welsh Wizzard 13-8fav (11-5) Led, mistake 3 out, ridden and hit next, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Prince Pippin (10-7) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Teenage Kicks (IRE) 7-2 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place after 4th, headway after 6th, challenging when stumbled and fell 7th, in a race won by Vintage Fabric (10-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr, 10 ran.