TORA PETCHA is the pick with Manjam and More Like It given as alternatives. The seven-year-old had bits and pieces of form for Reg Hollinshead during his tenure with the veteran handler and is now with Barry Leavy. Danny Cook is able to take off a valuable 3lb. Manjam represents a high percentage combination with Tony McCoy and Rebecca Curtis in the ascendancy. More Like It was a somewhat fortuitous winner of a poor ladies event at Wetherby. There is more to do here but he will like the ground. Miss Mamma Wagga is a previous course-and-distance winner so must be respected. Midnight Spirit is fresh from success at Chepstow having made virtually all. Wingull could be open to improvement. A race realistically little better than plating class but if Tora Petcha arrives at the racecourse at anywhere near full fitness, he will prove a very tough nut to crack.
Silver Accord (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Always in rear, tailed off before, mistake next, 9th of 13, well behind Diamond Brook (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Midnight Spirit 2-1fav (10-7) Made virtually all, ridden approaching last, driven out, won at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gf in Apr beating Quetzal (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Tora Petcha (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 4th, ridden 3 out, soon hung right, weakened last, 3rd of 11, 18l behind Genari (10-10) at Ludlow 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Nov.
Tom O'Tara 5-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, chased leaders approaching 3 out, ridden and weaken next, 5th of 8, 31l behind Knight In Purple (11-3) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Perlon (FR) 10-1 (11-9) Always behind, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Woodlark Island (10-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Mar, 12 ran.
Manjam (IRE) 11-4fav (10-12) Tracked leader, left in lead after 5th, headed before 2 out, soon ridden and lost place, no impression approaching last, 4th of 8, 28l behind Astracad (10-13) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Ruby Crown 7-2fav (11-2) In rear, pushed along briefly after 2nd, mistake 4th, soon given reminders, headway when not much room and stumbled after 3 out, no impression after, 5th of 10, 9l behind Sawpit Supreme (10-9) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy in Apr.
More Like It (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, outpaced after 4 out, headway next, led approaching last, ridden out, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr beating Nobel (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Wingull (IRE) 6-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, driven to chase leaders approaching 2 out, soon ridden, stayed on to go 3rd last, no impression, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Alph (11-5) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Gilded Youth 13-2 (11-8) Took keen hold, held up in mid division, not fluent 2nd, headway 5th, weakened after 7th, well behind when mistake 2 out, virtually pulled up flat, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Rapid Return (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May '09.
Witch of The Wave (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) In touch, driven in 4th after 3 out, no impression, 4th of 13, 7l behind Pearly Star (11-6) at Plumpton 2m 5f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Miss Mamma Wagga (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, challenged 4th, hit 3 out, ridden after 2 out, led last, driven out, won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Apr beating Midnight Spirit (11-9) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Eddie Dowling 66-1 (11-7) Mid-division, under pressure 6th, soon beaten, 10th of 12, well behind Woodlark Island (10-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gs in Mar.
Jeu De Roseau (IRE) 25-1 (10-6) Mid-division, lost place 3rd, always rear after, 11th of 12, well behind Double The Trouble (10-8) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr '08.
Rossbrin (IRE) 9-1 (11-5) Jinked and unseated rider start, in a race won by Skye But N Ben (11-6) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in Apr, 15 ran.