An interesting little affair with the weights headed by Whats Up Woody. His best efforts over the past 12 months have all come here but the view remains that he's still in the handicapper's grip and has some useful opposition to contend with here. Safari Journey hasn't done too badly on three starts after two years off but looks to face a tough task too. Edmund has been putting together a decent run over fences but has yet to score over this trip over fences and GROOMED is just preferred. Sue Smith's charge remains quite lightly-raced over fences but looks a fair chaser in the making and is taken to maintain his progress here with both trip and ground to suit.
Whats Up Woody (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 7, 33l behind Indian Voyage (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.
Groomed (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Close up, went 2nd at 9th, blundered 4 out, ridden and kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Wessex King (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 4f cond hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Safari Journey (USA) 20-1 (11-5) Held up in touch in rear, headway from 4th, driven after 3 out, one pace next, 4th of 7, 9l behind Pair Of Jacks (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Edmund (IRE) 10-3 (11-2) In rear, went 2nd from 8th, led before last, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Sudski Star (10-2) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.