Descaro won twice at Ludlow earlier this spring but has been well beaten in a couple of Flat races at Chepstow subsequently and has to give 3lb here to MOLAISE LAD. Barry Brennan's charge was giving 5lb to Descaro when third to the top weight at Ludlow in March but can his revenge on these much more favourable terms. Quiet Whisper will enjoy the fast ground and isn't out of this if in the mood but the remaining trio are easy to ignore.
Descaro (USA) 4-1fav (10-10) In touch in mid-division, headway after 6th, led before 3 out, clear when not fluent 2 out, comfortably, won at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Lauberhorn (10-13) by 4l, 15 ran.
Molaise Lad (IRE) 11-10fav (10-9) Tracked leader until approaching 3 out, soon no impression on front pair, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Descaro (10-11) at Ludlow 2m sll hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Gtaab 33-1 (11-10) In rear, mistakes 3rd and 5th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by My Lad Percy (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd, 13 ran.
Quiet Whisper (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Prominent, effort 3 out to before next, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 36l behind Jameel (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Shadesofnavy 200-1 (11-0) In rear, lost touch approaching 4th, soon tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Western Jo (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr, 12 ran.
Rum Ginney 33-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling when hit 9th, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Midnight Appeal (11-6) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.