Despite his quirks, Descaro is invariably well supported in plating company and though he seldom finds anywhere near what he promises, he is at least proven on the prevailing going. WALTZ DARLING isn't always the most fluent when it comes to hurdling technique but he was a solid enough performer on the level for Richard Fahey, and having won over hurdles at Musselburgh last year, we are prepared to take a chance about him here. Jim Best's team have had a flying start to the campaign and as a winner over middle-distances on the Flat for Tim Easterby, Bollin Judith is afforded the utmost respect in this grade. Brian Ellison's runners at this level are always worth a second glance and Fine Kingdom is watched in the market accordingly.
Descaro (USA) 7-4fav (11-3) Chased leaders, closed 4th, went 2nd next, ridden after 2 out, every chance last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Mighty Whitey (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (5) gf.
Latest Trend (IRE) 7-1 (10-12) Chased leader until 3 out, weakened quickly before next, 4th of 8, 24l behind Lisbon (11-6) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, went 4th 2 out, no chance with leaders, 4th of 11, 20l behind All That Remains (11-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Fine Kingdom 16-1 (11-9) Chased leader, mistake 4th, led well before 2 out, soon clear, headed between last two, weakened before last, 4th of 7, 14l behind Calculated Risk (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl (3) hvy in Mar.
Port Of The Oak (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Soon mid-division, closer order before 3 out, no impression and kept on same pace from next, 10th of 15, 48l behind Miranour (10-9) at Downpatrick 2m 2f hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Jun.
Bollin Judith 14-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Dr Livingstone (11-5) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.