Rossbrin has dropped to a very lenient mark and may have needed last month's run at Huntingdon. Strongbows Legend and Bishophill Jack both showed signs of a revival last time but Rebel Swing is usually worth opposing and has changed stable since finishing third at Carlisle six weeks ago. Smooth Classic ran in snatches at Uttoxeter last time but will be fancied to go one better here and Red Rouble is better than he showed here last month. BLACKWELL SYNERGY took a while to get the hang of jumping fences but won at Huntingdon in March and was a fair third at Uttoxeter earlier this month - this looks within his capabilities.
Strongbows Legend 9-2 (11-11) Led, not fluent 12th, headed after 2 out, 3rd and beaten last, no extra flat, 3rd of 8, 15l behind Handsome Buddy (9-9) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Smooth Classic (IRE) 10-1 (12-2) Tracked leaders, mistake 9th, went 2nd after 11th, mistake 5 out, close up 4 out until 3 out, 3 1/2 lengths down when blundered last, no impression flat, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Lemon's Gent (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Red Rouble (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) Chased leaders, led 4th, headed next, pushed along before 9th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 8, 28l behind No No Bingo (11-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Blackwell Synergy (FR) 11-1 (11-3) Held up, not fluent 6th, pushed along after next, headway 12th, went 3rd 2 out, not fluent last, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Patsy Finnegan (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Lord Kennedy (IRE) 9-1 (10-7) Led until approaching 8th, chased leaders, rallied 3 out, weakened after next, 3rd of 4, 21l behind Roll The Dice (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Apr.
Rossbrin (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, weakened 12th, 8th of 9, 46l behind City Press (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Bishophill Jack (IRE) 7-1 (11-3) Led until 2nd, prominent, hit 12th, ridden 4 out, blundered 2 out, stayed on flat, held by front pair, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Noble Witness (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.
Rebel Swing 9-2 (10-4) Reminders before 1st, led from 1st, blundered 4 out, soon headed, lost 2nd place last, kept on, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Acrai Rua (10-11) at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Watch House (IRE) 40-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, weakened from 3 out, 8th of 14, 38l behind Arkaim (11-10) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Brunette'sonly (IRE) 6-1 (11-6) In touch, reminders before 8th, struggling in 6th at 14th, tailed off, 5th of 9, 34l behind Ballyvoneen (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.