Franklino has had plenty of chances and it's not certain that first-time blinkers will have the desired effect on Alan King's four-year-old. Baan and Redbridge Flyer would have been interesting had they had a recent run but it must be worth giving another chance to RANGEFINDER, who had a good strike rate on the Flat and was a promising second on his hurdling debut over an inadequate trip at Kelso. Still travelling well when brought down at Aintree earlier this month, he has more scope than the majority of these. Keenes Day was a winning stayer on the level for Mark Johnston but is probably best watched on his debut for Sophie Leech here after a spell on the sidelines.
Baan (USA) 9-2 (11-2) Held up towards rear on inner, headway approaching 6th to go mid-division, ridden before last, kept on same pace, 5th of 15, 13l behind Another Dimension (10-9) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Big Ed 25-1 (10-12) In touch in mid-division, went 3rd 5th until next, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 8, 32l behind The Strawberry One (11-5) at Towcester 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Dot Or Feather (IRE) 4-1 (12-0) Ld from start, hdd on runin, unlucky, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Quelas (12-0) at Ballysteen 3m ire ptp gf in May.
He's A Hawker (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd when jumped left 3rd, lost 2nd when mistake 6th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, 44l behind Wings Of Smoke (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Keenes Day (FR) 13-2 (9-7) Held up in 7th, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and struggling soon after, last of 9, 22l behind Ermyn Lodge (8-12) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep (flat).
Quotidian 66-1 (11-2) Led, headed over 6f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 12, 22l behind Barton Stacey (10-11) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gf in May.
Rangefinder 10-3 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, brought down 8th, in a race won by Wings Of Smoke (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd, 8 ran.
Redbridge Flyer (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Led to after 2 out (usual 3 out), soon ridden, kept on same pace approaching last, no impression flat, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Bottman (10-12) at Towcester 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Total Effects (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) In rear, tailed off final 6f, 13th of 14, well behind Vicpol (10-9) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun '10.
Franklino (FR) 5-4fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, hit 5th, challenged 3 out, ridden approaching 2 out, 3rd and beaten when mistake last, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Abnaki (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Dalarna (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, ridden well over 3f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 12, 17l behind Blase Chevalier (11-2) at Southwell 2m mares n h flat (6) gd.
Doyen Diva 100-1 (10-6) Behind, lost touch 7f out, soon tailed off, last of 20, well behind Swincombe Flame (11-4) at Sandown 2m mrs N H flat lst (1) gd in Mar.