Petit Robin defied a big weight to land this for the Henderson team last year but stablemate River Maigue hasn't raced since finishing well beaten in the Supreme Novices' in March. David Pipe saddles top weight Ronaldo Des Mottes, who is also returning from a break, but also has Waterunder in the line-up. He beat lesser opposition at Exeter last month and is clearly in good form. Specialagent Alfie has claims on his latest second at Ascot while Seventh Sky was a consistent sort in the spring and looks better treated than Calculated Risk. URBAIN DE SIVOLA appeals as the type to go well fresh and, now with Paul Nicholls, the five-year-old is by no means overburdened here. We'll give him another chance to recapture the smart form he showed as a novice.
Ronaldo Des Mottes (FR) 8-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 11l behind Court Minstrel (10-8) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl (2) gs in Mar.
River Maigue (IRE) 18-1 (11-7) Held up in touch on inside, outpaced when mistake 3 out, weakened from next, 8th of 12, 32l behind Champagne Fever (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) sft in Mar.
Ruacana 9-2fav (11-6) Held up, shaken up 3 out, no impression, well held when mistake 2 out, last of 11, well behind Crowning Jewel (11-1) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Oct.
Vulcanite (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leader until soon after 3 out, weakening when hit next, 5th of 7, 37l behind Hidden Identity (10-11) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) sft in Nov.
Waterunder (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 2nd, led 3 out, headed next, led again last, stayed on, won at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Nov beating Horizontal Speed (11-7) by 2l, 10 ran.
Urbain De Sivola (FR) 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, ridden and lost place after next, weakened last, 9th of 28, 13l behind Medinas (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Mar.
Calculated Risk 25-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, hampered 4th, headway after 2 out, never on terms, 9th of 18, 10l behind Dell' Arca (10-5) at Cheltenham 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Nov.
Seventh Sky (GER) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led before 2 out, ridden and hard pressed between last 2, kept on until headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 8, hd behind Fair Trade (11-5) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Radmores Revenge 5-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, smooth headway on inside approaching 4 out, tracked leader soon after next, travelling well when switched right approaching last, quickened to lead last, cleverly, won at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Nov beating Boston Blue (11-5) by 4l, 7 ran.
Specialagent Alfie 16-1 (11-1) Always prominent, driven and effort 2 out, ridden and stayed on to chase winner after last, always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Dunraven Storm (11-7) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Nov.
Deep Trouble (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Held up behind, headway 3 out, came towards stands' side rail before last, soon challenged, ridden and every chance flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 19, 2 1/4l behind Quick Jack (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Nov.
Milord (GER) 16-1 (11-0) Held up behind in touch, pushed along 3 out, chased leaders next, ridden and stayed on flat, went 3rd post, not reach front pair, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Dunraven Storm (11-7) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Nov.
Whitby Jack 12-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders approaching 2 out, kept on same pace, ridden and no impression between last 2, 8th of 9, 9l behind Dunraven Storm (11-7) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Nov.