Reverb is sure to be popular in this finale having only gone down by a neck on his debut at Southwell but KNIGHT OF NOIR is another for the short-list as he won a point-to-point at Avon Vale in March, showing a fine turn of foot. The latter can make a winning start under Rules and is preferred to Alan King's Ulzana's Raid, who is probably the pick of the newcomers. Heres Action Man should improve on his fourth at Market Rasen and may be best of the rest.
Are They Your Own (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Mid div until mstk & ur 5out, in a race won by Molinero (12-0) at Stradbally 3m ire ptp in Apr, 11 ran.
Heres Action Man 25-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 22l behind Oscar Hoof (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Kyles Faith (IRE) 9-1 (11-4) In touch in mid-division, ridden over 5f out, well beaten final 3f, 6th of 8, 40l behind Dance Of Time (11-11) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Little Jon Pasternak gelding out of Jowoody.
Mantles Heath (IRE) 33-1 (11-4) Chased leader until 5f out, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind High Stratos (10-10) at Ludlow 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Peter 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden, ran green and lost place 9f out, soon in rear, 7th of 9, 38l behind Diamond King (11-11) at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Son Of Suzie Midnight Legend gelding out of Suzie Cream Cheese.
Flintham Kayf Tara gelding out of Plaid Maid.
Knight Of Noir (IRE) 2-1 (10-7) Hdwy 13; led 3 out; qcknd clr flat, won at Avon Vale 3m ptp gd in Mar beating Token Bay (12-0) by 10l, 11 ran.
Mr Shantu (IRE) Shantou gelding out of Close To Shore.
Reverb 7-2 (10-9) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, not quite get to winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Four Shuck Men (11-0) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Ulzana's Raid (IRE) Bach gelding out of Peace Time Beauty.
Deb's Town Cape Town mare out of Debbie's Darling.
Hope Royal 25-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway over 6f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 45l behind Knock House (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.