French import Vyta Du Roc is the interesting one here and unlikely to fail through lack of fitness. But KALUCCI couldn't have gone much closer in this last year and the booking of Richard Johnson after a break since looks significant, Barry Brennan's charge gets the nod though Market Rasen second Herecomestrouble is improving with experience and The Snappy Poet was placed at Taunton last month, though still beaten almost 40 lengths.
Herecomestrouble 20-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, shaken up and no impression on leaders before 2 out, staying on when not fluent last, went 2nd flat, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Dubai Prince (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Kalucci (IRE) 10-3 (10-10) Chased leaders until lost place approaching 6th, rallied approaching 3 out, went 2nd 3 out, challenged went left and mistake last, every chance until no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Clan William (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in May '13.
Powderonthebonnet (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outside after 6th, lost place before 3 out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Mandy's Boy (10-10) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Say When 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, jumped slowly 3rd, mid-division when stumbled and fell on bend before 4 out, in a race won by Morning Reggie (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr, 12 ran.
The Snappy Poet 16-1 (10-10) Mid-division, ridden 5 out, headway 2 out, went modest 3rd approaching last, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 40l behind Kings Bandit (11-11) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Vyta Du Roc (FR) (10-5) 3rd of 13, 5l behind Vive La France (10-5) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 4yo hdl in Mar '13.
Diego Suarez (FR) 50-1 (10-10) Held up in mid-division, ran green and lost place after 4f, well behind final 7f, 8th of 9, well behind Its A Sting (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Global Dream Lucarno gelding out of Global Girl.
Flobury 100-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway on outside 3 out, mistake 2 out, went 3rd last, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 11l behind Fine Moment (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Inside Out 100-1 (9-12) Towards rear, never on terms, tailed off, 10th of 16, well behind Chase The Wind (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.