This is a really tough start for punters here hoping to stay in the Scoop 6 pool. Keltus, representing last year's successful yard, has only been raised 3lb since his excellent fourth in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham so will probably start favourite as he should again beat Baradari and subsequent Ascot winner Raven's Tower. Saint Jerome is chasing a four-timer, though easily faces his toughest task to date. DISPOUR wasn't disgraced in a Grade 1 at Aintree last time in which Baradari was a faller. Donald McCain has booked the champ to partner his gelding in this and he may be the pick of the weights ahead of the less-exposed Stiff Upper Lip and Ronaldhino, who could reverse Ascot running with Raven's Tower but is proving hard to place.
Ballyglasheen (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Prominent, badly hampered and lost place 2nd, soon in rear, not recover and pulled up before next, in a race won by Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar, 24 ran.
Saint Jerome (IRE) 8-13fav (11-6) Made all, soon clear, unchallenged, won at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Rascal (10-13) by 22l, 12 ran.
Raven's Tower (USA) 13-2 (11-9) Held up in rear, slow 2nd, headway 3 out, chasing leaders when hit next, led just after last, ran on well, won at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar beating The Green Ogre (11-6) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Baradari (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place 5th, mid-division when fell 4 out, in a race won by Guitar Pete (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd, 15 ran.
Dispour (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, ridden after 4 out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 15, 15l behind Guitar Pete (11-0) at Aintree 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd.
Keltus (FR) 25-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, hampered 2nd, switched right approaching last, stayed on under pressure flat, unable to challenge, 4th of 24, 3l behind Hawk High (11-1) at Cheltenham 2m (1) gd in Mar.
Fitzwilly 15-2 (11-12) Chased leader, every chance 3 out, hung left before 2 out, lost 2nd and weakened between last 2, 4th of 11, 25l behind Aldopicgros (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.
Vodka Wells (FR) (10-7) 4th of 7, 24l behind Flogasorte (11-0) at Pau(FR) 2m 1f 4yo lst hdl hvy in Jan.
Sleepy Haven (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, not fluent 1st, went 2nd after 5th, every chance after 3 out, no impression on winner from 2 out, no extra and lost 2 places flat, 4th of 11, 6l behind Dubai Prince (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Tracked leader, led before 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Tracking Time (10-5) by 7l, 9 ran.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Pulled hard, led after 2nd, hit 5th, hard pressed from 2 out, headed just after last, soon rallied, no extra close home, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Raven's Tower (11-9) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Stephen Hero (IRE) 12-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, led 3 out, ridden and headed before last, no extra, 5th of 12, 10l behind Forced Family Fun (10-7) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Jan.
Dolores Delightful (FR) 10-3fav (10-6) Took keen holld, held up towards rear, headway on inside before 2 out, went well held 2nd before last, no chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Aldopicgros (11-5) at Newbury 2m 3f hcp ch 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.