Catterick winner Benzanno weakened quickly once headed at Sedgefield subsequently but should be suited by the sharp track whereas Calaf seems to be suited by further. The handicapper has collared Great Link while Honour System has become disappointing and Bob's Legend only won a seller here last time. But Stevie Thunder is fit from the all-weather and could be a factor off bottom weight. ATTWAAL travelled very strongly when defying a penalty at Wincanton having also shown a nice turn of foot when scoring at Huntingdon. He's still heading in the right direction and can defy top weight.
Attwaal (IRE) 11-10fav (11-3) Held up, badly hampered 1st, smooth headway before 4th, tracked leading pair 3 out, went 2nd on long run to 2 out, led approaching 2 out, soon clear, easily, won at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Knave Of Clubs (10-11) by 14l, 11 ran.
Benzanno (IRE) 10-11fav (11-6) Led, pushed along after 3 out, headed before 2 out, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 21l behind Dark Dune (11-6) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Honour System (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 11, 14l behind Figaro (10-9) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.
Calaf 6-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, tracked leader, challenged 8th, lost 2nd well before 2 out, driven and no impression when ridden and weakened before last, 4th of 5, 14l behind Akdam (11-1) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Jan.
Great Link 11-2 (11-6) Took keen hold tracking leaders, outpaced before 2 out, no chance after, 4th of 5, 13l behind Scots Gaelic (11-12) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Dont Take Me Alive 15-8fav (10-12) Took keen hold and held up last, jumped slowly 6th, soon pushed along, outpaced soon after next, tailed off and not fluent final 2, last of 4, 46l behind Rio De Sivola (10-12) at Warwick 2m 4yo chs (3) gs in Nov.
Canuspotit 12-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st, mistake 4th, mistake 3 out, challenged 2 out, mistake last, no extra when lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Wily Fox (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Noble Friend (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 4 out, chased leaders next, ridden to challenge 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 14l behind Superciliary (10-12) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Bob's Legend (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Mid-division, in touch 6th, led narrowly before 2 out, ridden before last, stayed on under pressure flat, won at Stratford 2m 3f sell hdl (5) gs in Mar beating Alsadaa (11-1) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Vedani (IRE) 11-2 (11-12) Held up, pushed along before 2nd, struggling before 3rd, closed briefly soon after, weakened before last (normal 3 out), 5th of 7, 47l behind Scotsbrook Legend (10-0) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan.
Stevie Thunder 13-8fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 2nd, went 2nd approaching 2 out, beaten when not fluent last, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 17, 10l behind Tresor De Bontee (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov '12.