Ajman is the pick on official ratings but has hardly covered himself in glory since finishing second in a handicap at Ludlow in January. SEAQUEL is eased in class and may be the one to beat if reproducing her course and distance second behind All Annalena in March as she gets 17lb from narrow Chepstow scorer Molon Labe and Paddy Partridge, who finished tailed off on his reappearance on the Polytrack at Wolverhampton. Nicky Nutjob has won here but looks to be facing a very stiff task at the weights.
Molon Labe (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway approaching omitted 3 out, hit 2 out, challenged last, soon led, edged left and bumped rival slightly towards finish, held on, won at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr, 18 ran.
Paddy Partridge 2-1 (11-5) Held up in touch towards rear, headway approaching 5th, challenged 2 out, led before next, soon clear, eased close home, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f sell hdl (4) gd in Jun beating All About (10-12) by 7l, 7 ran.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 11-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, ridden after 4 out, no impression 3 out, weakened next, tailed off, 8th of 15, 43l behind Saddlers Mot (11-2) at Wetherby 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Ajman (IRE) 14-1 (10-7) In touch, chased winner 3 out, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd before last, soon weakened, 3rd of 8, 23l behind Not Til Monday (11-6) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Inside Knowledge (USA) 50-1 (10-13) Prominent, took keen hold, mistake 5th, every chance 3 out, no extra when hit 2 out, 7th of 15, 32l behind Rocky Elsom (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Feb.
Royal Defence (IRE) 100-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden and weakened after 5th, 8th of 15, 44l behind Hefner (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Up In Flames (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Mid-division, lost touch 6th, tailed off when swerving left and right in home straight, 5th of 7, well behind Well Mett (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Seaquel 15-2 (10-10) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 8th, soon outpaced, 6th of 8, 8l behind Bow To No One (11-7) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.