GORSKY ISLAND should have a future over fences judged on his fourth at Exeter and is preferred to Shady Lane, who fell when joint favourite for a handicap at Wincanton in March on her fencing bow and may be in need of a confidence-booster. June French was beaten less than a length at Plumpton last month and Crazy Jack has won a point-to-point but the others have a lot to prove.
Crazy Jack (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Tr ldrs, eff to chall aftr 3out, ld last, ro best, won at Lingstown 3m ire ptp gd in Nov beating The Boss's Dream (12-2) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Donnachas Chant (USA) 16-1 (11-9) Behind, tailed off from 2nd, pulled up, in a race won by Take The Crown (10-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar, 16 ran.
Gorsky Island 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, lost place 4th, mistake 7th, closed 11th, one pace and no impression before 4 out, 4th of 9, 20l behind Daymar Bay (10-11) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.
Star Presenter (IRE) 7-2fav (11-7) Took keen hold, pressed winner until pushed along approaching 2 out where mistake, chased leading pair until between last 2, soon hung left and weakened, 5th of 8, 9l behind The Informant (10-7) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Tchang Goon (FR) 100-1 (10-0) Never going towards rear, tailed off 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Comeonginger (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
June French (FR) 10-1 (10-1) Chased winner, upsides 2 out, narrow lead approaching last, headed soon after last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind The Informant (10-2) at Plumpton 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Shady Lane 5-2fav (11-7) Took keen hold, held up in touch in 5th when fell 4th, in a race won by General Ross (10-6) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 6 ran.