Lean Burn won over track and trip in November but is still 8lb higher. Fairy Alisha should be thereabouts again, however, but Carhue Princess is only a plater and was behind Feeling at Stratford when last seen in the autumn. Dai Burchell's gelding has done nothing since but Mutanaker won in the grade at Southwell last month and has to go on the short-list. Better ground might suit EMPEROR OF ROME and he makes his handicap debut at very low level. He showed promise when fifth at Southwell in February and has more scope than any of these. Social Realism could also play a part despite a big weight.
Beau Lake (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) Sometimes jumped right, tracked leader, led approaching 3 out, headed 2 out, no impression last, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Tharaya (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Mar '11.
Emperor Of Rome (IRE) 50-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, hit 3rd, outpaced 3 out, weakened from next, 7th of 14, 28l behind Supreme Asset (11-8) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Social Realism (IRE) 28-1 (11-2) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 12, 5l behind Adiynara (11-2) at Wolverhampton 2m Mares Nat Hunt Flat (4yo+) (AWT) (4) std in Jan.
Glassawine 33-1 (11-4) Behind, headway to chase leaders over 3f out went 4th over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Karazhan (11-4) at Wolverhampton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Lilac Belle 33-1 (11-5) Mid-division, brought down 3 out, in a race won by Mutanaker (10-8) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar, 15 ran.
Super Collider 16-1 (11-9) In rear, lost touch before 4th, pulled up approaching next, in a race won by Bravo Bravo (11-4) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar, 12 ran.
Only Hope 13-2 (11-2) Held up in 5th until outpaced after 3 out, chased leaders under pressure next, kept on same pace, no impression when not fluent last, 5th of 6, 10l behind Swiss Art (11-1) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Apr '12.
Fairy Alisha 14-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, effort 3 out, ridden next, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind The Lemonpie (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul.
Carhue Princess (IRE) 11-2 (11-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3 out, no impression from next, 6th of 11, 8l behind Feeling (10-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hld 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Transfer 66-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders until weakened rapidly before 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Carrigmorna King (10-12) at Newbury 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan '12.
Harting Hill 100-1 (10-12) Led, went right 1st and next, soon headed, in touch, lost place 6th, soon behind, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Dursey Sound (11-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Lean Burn (USA) 10-3fav (10-5) Towards rear, ridden after 4th, never in contention, went modest 4th before last, 4th of 8, well behind Swaledale Lad (11-4) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Feb.
Acapulco Bay 16-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 7th of 8, 27l behind Nicene Creed (11-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Mar.
Fromthestables Com (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Always behind, tailed off, 13th of 18, well behind Lordofthehouse (11-6) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Vintage Red 4-6 (11-7) Led 5 til hmpd by loose horse & hdd 2 out; nt rec, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Cauldron (12-0) at Blankney 2m 4f ptp gd in Feb.
Alfie Wills 66-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 2nd, headed 3rd, led 4th until 5th, mistake 8th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 12, 43l behind Hollow Penny (11-0) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Waltham Abbey 11-2 (11-3) Led to 3rd, tracked winner, with winner 6th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 6th of 10, 20l behind Goldtrek (10-1) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Feeling (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Always behind, 8th of 13, 34l behind Drussell (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Dec.
Mutanaker 7-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway before 2 out, led 2 out, headed narrowly last 50 yards, rallied to regain lead towards finish, won at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Mar beating Youm Jamil (10-0) by hd, 15 ran.