Rebecca Menzies had a perfectly satisfactory first season in the training ranks with six winners, two of which came courtesy of Pistol Basc, including at this venue last November. He's disappointed the last twice and now reverts to hurdles for the first time, remarkably, since 2008. Things may therefore happen a little quickly for him back over timber but this is a weak contest and he could go well if returning to form. Miss Mohawk looked quite promising on her first two starts under Rules but has been pulled up the last twice so now represent a risky proposition whilst Badea showed more last time at Carlisle but needs to back that improvement up here. A chance is taken with BLUE SEA OF IBROX, who has yet to win over timber but has one or two pieces of fair form and was beaten less than two lengths in a decent Wetherby seller latest.
Monita Bonita 12-1 (11-12) Towards rear, reminders after 6th, never a factor, 16th of 17, well behind Rayadour (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Miss Mohawk (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Keen led early, tracked leader until ridden 8th, soon lost touch, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Rattlin (11-3) at Market Rasen 3m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Mister Jones 6-1fav (11-7) Held up mid-division, pushed along and towards rear, soon reminders, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Exit To Freedom (9-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f (5) gs in Apr, 16 ran.
Spanish Cruise (IRE) 100-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 9th of 11, 45l behind Solway Dornal (10-1) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Badea 16-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Snowed In (10-1) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.
Hurricane Ivan (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place before 3rd, well behind after 4th, stayed on from 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 16l behind Take The Crown (10-12) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Robyn Rua (IRE) 10-1 (10-1) Mid-division, slight mistake 3rd, ridden from 4 out, left 5th next, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 8l behind Mark Me Up (10-8) at Down Royal 2m cnd hcp chs (0-109) hvy in Feb.
Pistol Basc (FR) 12-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, lost place after 6th, weakened after 5 out, 8th of 11, 42l behind River Purple (11-4) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Honeypot Lane 11-1 (12-0) Ur 2, in a race won by Tc Spitfire (12-0) at Middleton 3m ptp gs in Apr, 10 ran.
Mannered 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway after 3rd, jumped slowly 6th, ridden and stayed on same pace approaching last, no chance with winner, 3rd of 11, 12l behind Outlaw Tom (11-5) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Ballyreesode (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Never travelled on fluent in rear, reminders 5th, tailed off 7th, pulled up after 9th, in a race won by Yukon Delta (9-13) at Wetherby 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 8 ran.
Doyenthedecenthing 5-2 (10-4) Prominent, ridden after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 6, 36l behind Vodka Red (10-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Blue Sea Of Ibrox (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) In touch, headway to go 2nd after 4 out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Exit To Freedom (9-10) at Wetherby 2m 4f (5) gs in Apr.
Frosty Dawn 100-1 (10-0) Always towards rear, reminders after 6th, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Surf And Turf (11-11) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr, 12 ran.