A couple of these look clear of the rest on recent form. Sea Lord has been placed in both starts over timber and will be winning before long but it could be LOOKING HOPEFUL's turn today. He went close in a bumper last time but had earlier finished runner-up over hurdles at Plumpton when well clear of the third. Daliance is a winner on the Flat and makes his hurdling bow along with The Bells O Peover, having his first start for the McCain yard. Resourceful Miss, runner-up in a bumper at Catterick in March, is another to note.
Calypso Star (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, not fluent and weakened 3 out, mistake last, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Numen (11-5) at Exeter 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) fm in Oct '11.
Captain Wilson 66-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders on outside, took keen hold, not fluent 1st or 2nd, lost place before 5th, soon behind, 13th of 15, well behind Hefner (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Looking Hopeful (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Hollow Penny (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
My Manikato 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, outpaced after 6th, weakened 2 out, 8th of 12, 45l behind Red Courtier (11-0) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Odin (IRE) 9-2fav (9-9) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place 4f out, not much room over 3f out, no impression after, 4th of 7, 10l behind Bradbury (8-13) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan (flat).
Sea Lord (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Chased winner who went clear after 3rd, mistake 4th, lost 2nd next, left chasing winner again 3 out, hampered by loose horse before 2 out, no impression and eased flat, 2nd of 13, 12l behind Life And Soul (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
The Bells O Peover 11-1 (8-13) Led 2f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 13l behind Enthusiastic (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep (flat).
Daliance (IRE) 4-1fav (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 6l behind Estedaama (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct (flat).
Whispering Harry 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden after 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 11, 35l behind Red Admirable (10-9) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Exclusive Rights 80-1 (10-5) Raced keenly, held up in last pair, struggling 4 out, tailed off 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Wild Card (10-12) at Towcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Resourceful Miss 11-2 (10-6) Mid-division, headway 4f out, chasing leaders over 2f out, outpaced and no impression over 1f out, 6th of 10, 10l behind Little Poppet (10-6) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Apr.