All four have a course win to their name and all are respected in a tight contest. Pamak D'Airy is certain to run his race and that may well be enough but he has no secrets from the handicapper and SHADRACK may just have the better of him. The Reveley charge hasn't been in the winner's circle since the 2011 winter but equally has only had eight runs since, most recently confirming his ability is still in place with a respectable third behind Sudski Star at Kelso. That looks the best recent form on offer. Muwalla has shown little since winning here last September but looked rather more interested last time and could be approaching some form whilst the trip-versatile Cara Court has three course wins to his name, all of which came in the hands of Samantha Drake.
Shadrack (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed before last, lost 2nd and no extra run-in, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Sudski Star (10-2) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.
Pamak D'airy (FR) 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching last, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 5l behind Sudski Star (11-3) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Muwalla 16-1 (10-8) In touch, went 2nd 5th until after 3 out, one pace and no impression from next, 6th of 7, 12l behind Pair Of Jacks (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Cara Court (IRE) 10-1 (10-4) Led 2nd, headed 8th, tracked leading pair until outpaced 3 out, 4th of 5, 35l behind Wessex King (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 4f cond hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.