ROC DE GUYE wasn't disgraced in much better company when third at Fakenham last time and can get his head back in front in this grade racing off the same mark. Sambelucky is 10lb higher than when scoring at Newcastle in March and never looked like catching the winner at Huntingdon last month while Original Prankster has been in woeful form since winning over 2m at this track in January. Gemini Jim may figure off his current mark but Pistol Basc has plummeted down the weights this year and looks the main danger after his latest third at Uttoxeter.
Original Prankster (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders before 3 out (usual 4 out), weakened before 2 out, 5th of 6, 34l behind Delgany Gunner (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Rannoch Moor 7-2fav (11-3) Chased leader, led and blundered 8th, ridden before 3 out, headed soon after 3 out, weakened rapidly soon after, tailed off, 6th of 11, well behind Manadam (10-1) at Ffos Las 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Mr Goofy (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Prominent until weakened after 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Cecily Parsley (10-2) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 9 ran.
Roc De Guye (FR) 11-2 (9-13) In rear, headway 12th, chased winner next, ridden 3 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Farewellatmidnight (10-0) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.
Sambelucky (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up, stayed on approaching 2 out, went 3rd flat, never nearer, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Newton Tonic (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Sonic Anthem (USA) 20-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, blundered 4th, led 6th, headed after 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 18l behind Blue Hills (9-11) at Southwell 2m 5yo nov hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Gemini Jim (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Prominent, ridden approaching 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 12, 11l behind Carabinier (11-8) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Feb.
Pistol Basc (FR) 3-1 (10-8) Held up in touch, headway on outside 9th, chased leading pair before 3 out (usual 4 out), soon switched inside and ridden, switched right 2 out, kept on under pressure flat, just held for 2nd, no impression with winner, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Delgany Gunner (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.
Reelwill (FR) 7-4 (11-7) Led to 9 & 12-3 out; no ch w wnr, 2nd of 8, 12l behind Unleash (12-0) at Dingley 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Apache Brave (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, never jumped well, weakened 3 out, 5th of 6, 19l behind Blue Hills (9-11) at Southwell 2m 5yo nov hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Mad Professor (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Tracked leader after 1st until ridden 5th, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 50l behind Freddy's Star (11-7) at Huntingdon 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.