Master Red has got his act together lately, winning at Newcastle and Wetherby, but has to give at least 14lb to his rivals. Tiananmen ran on the Flat in France but has been off the track for almost four years. BREAKING THE BANK has won four times on the Flat up to 1m2f and was far from disgraced on his hurdling debut at Stratford when he looked in need of the run. Ben Case's charge looks a decent bet here to overturn the likely favourite. Eaton Rock and Newforge House have both been placed in bumpers but Stratford third Road To Freedom looks more interesting.
Master Red (IRE) 15-8fav (11-6) Tracked leader, led before 5th, clear from after 4 out, won at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr beating Fantasy King (11-6) by 8l, 9 ran.
Breaking The Bank 11-1 (10-11) In touch, outpaced in moderate 4th after 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 13, 18l behind Kelvingrove (10-2) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Eaton Rock (IRE) 25-1 (10-13) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 45l behind Dubawi Island (11-11) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Newforge House (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Led, not fluent 3rd headed after 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 10, 27l behind All But Grey (11-1) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan.
Road To Freedom 12-1 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 6th, pushed along and one pace after 3 out, 3rd of 8, 20l behind Call Me Vic (11-1) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Rose Of Marron (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Led 3f, led again 11f out, headed over 5f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Gogeo (11-2) at Southwell 2m 2f n h flat (4) std in Feb.
Sequoia Forest 16-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway to lead 10f out, headed 7f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 10th of 11, well behind Aqalim (10-4) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (5) gd in Dec.
Tiananmen (IRE) (8-10) 2nd of 7, 1l behind Air Trooper (8-7) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2f stk sft in May '10 (flat).
Turoyal (FR) 50-1 (10-9) Soon tracked leaders, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 8, 45l behind Lily Little Legs (10-2) at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Saint Helena (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, well behind 3 out, went left 2 out, 8th of 9, well behind Nordic Quest (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Simmons 100-1 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, jumped left 3 out, soon outpaced, stayed on flat, no impression, 6th of 12, 13l behind Fine Moment (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Taffy Dare (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, no impression before last, 8th of 14, 15l behind Ginger Fizz (10-9) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Spurned Girl 80-1 (9-0) Very slowly away, detached, last of 12, well behind Thouwra (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Aug (flat).