Balinroab has been sent off favourite in his last four starts but has only managed one win and is in danger of becoming disappointing. There should be more to come from Atlanta Falcon, however, after his comeback victory over 2m4f here while Brody Bleu only found Hodgson too good in his hat-trick bid at Bangor. Monarch's Way, City Press and Cardigan Island are others with decent claims on their best form and this is Tasheba's time of year but DONT TELL SAILOR has been in good form lately and deserves another chance to get his head back in front as the faster ground won't be a problem for Jennie Candlish's dual course winner.
Balinroab (IRE) 9-4fav (11-11) Led until 2nd, remained prominent, mistake 7th, hard driven 5 out, weakened after 2 out, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Brunswick Gold (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Monarch's Way 16-1 (11-1) Held up, in touch when fell 10th, in a race won by That's The Deal (10-2) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd, 8 ran.
Brody Bleu (FR) 9-4fav (11-10) In touch, mistake 5th, not fluent 9th, soon pushed along, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden to challenge last, every chance run-in, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Hodgson (10-11) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Atlanta Falcon (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Led, took keen hold, headed 3rd, led 8th, headed 5 out, led again 4 out, clear flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in May beating Duneen Point (10-7) by 4l, 6 ran.
City Press (IRE) 3-1fav (11-3) Held up in rear, not always fluent, hampered 10th, mistake 12th, stayed on from 2 out, went 3rd before last, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 8, 10l behind That's The Deal (10-2) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd.
Dont Tell Sailor (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, every chance when hampered 2 out, no impression on winner last, one pace, 2nd of 10, 14l behind Turbo Du Ranch (11-10) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Tasheba 20-1 (11-4) Held up, mistake and reminder 6th, always towards rear, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Fine Parchment (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in May.
Cardigan Island (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders, every chance where 3 out would of been, weakened over 1f out, 2nd of 11, 10l behind Whispering Jack (11-4) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Three Chords (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, weakened after 11th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Pensnett Bay (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Quetzal (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Held up, not fluent 8th (water), weakened 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Hawaii Klass (10-5) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May, 8 ran.
Hurricane Carter (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Prominent, led after 4th, not fluent 12th, headed after 3 out, 3rd and no impression when left 2nd last, one pace and dropped to 3rd again close home, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Pairc Na Gcapall (10-8) at Fakenham 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.