Cap Elorn rattled up a four-timer on fast ground last summer and it will be interesting to see how he fares after a break. Wincanton runner-up Spock isn't badly treated but George Nympton has become difficult to predict. Manger Hanagment has won off a higher mark in the past but hasn't raced since September. ALWAYSTHEOPTIMIST is another potentially well treated and won at Stratford last June the last time he competed in this grade over fences. He gets a tentative vote as Star In Flight continues to disappoint.
Cap Elorn (FR) 4-1 (10-9) Chased clear leader, lost 2nd 6th, chased leading pair, ridden before 3 out, making no impression when mistake next, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Gallox Bridge (11-6) at Kempton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
Spock (FR) 16-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, no impression on winner flat, 2nd of 5, 3l behind Kie (11-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Alwaystheoptimist 40-1 (11-1) In rear, struggling after 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Vulcanite (11-11) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Mar, 11 ran.
George Nympton (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Towards rear and mistakes, pushed along and mistake 7th, weakened before 4 out, tailed when mistake and unseated last, in a race won by The Nephew (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr, 6 ran.
Star In Flight 5-1 (11-12) Led, stumbled and headed 4 out, chased leader until before 2 out, soon no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 4, 30l behind Baileys Concerto (10-6) at Carlisle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Court In Session (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Mid-division, plugged on same pace in 5th before 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 14, 26l behind Chilworth Screamer (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Manger Hanagment (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Led 2nd until 4th, tracked winner until 9th, weakening when mistake next, tailed off, 5th of 6, 47l behind Callhimwhatyouwant (10-8) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Fiftyonefiftyone (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 7th, led briefly approaching 8th, lost 2nd next, chased leading pair until after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 4th of 6, 50l behind Kings Grey (11-8) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Apr.