There is no reason why Whistling Senator won't run well again, though he's probably high enough in the weights now. Double Chocolate has dropped to a decent mark but was only second when starting favourite at Fontwell last time while Top Dancer, though a durable stayer, could only finish third to Bally Sands over 3m5f here in March and re-opposes on identical terms. Guess Again has plenty of weight considering his inexperience and is conceding 21lb to TIMPO. Suited by good ground and a test of stamina, he won at Towcester around this time last year and is still effective in this grade on his day.
Guess Again (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Tracked leader, led 3rd, headed next, led 8th, not fluent last, driven and pressed when hung left final 150 yards, headed close home, 3rd of 7, hd behind Emperor's Choice (11-0) at Taunton 2m 7f beg chase (4) sft in Jan.
Top Dancer (FR) 8-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, not fluent 7th, 14th or 19th, headway 20th, challenged 2 out, led last, driven and stayed on well flat, won at Cheltenham 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr beating Incentivise (10-13) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Whistling Senator (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd at 7th, driven before 4 out, every chance 2 out, switched left before last, kept on same pace flat, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Standing Ovation (10-0) at Exeter 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Oct.
Bally Sands (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Not fluent, led until 2nd, chased leader, hit next, mistake 4th and lost 2nd, stayed in touch, weakening when mistake 14th, 7th of 11, 21l behind Firm Order (11-12) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Oct.
Tim The Chair (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) In touch in 5th, not fluent 11th, ridden approaching 16th, no impression from 4 out, 5th of 8, 34l behind Jurisdiction (11-11) at Sedgefield 3m 3f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Feb.
Double Chocolate 2-1fav (10-5) Led, blundered 2nd, headed 5 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Kind Of Easy (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Timpo (FR) 5-1 (11-8) Led, pressed 2 out, soon ridden, headed last, kept on and held run-in, 2nd of 12, 4l behind My Mate Vinnie (11-10) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs in May.
Lord Lescribaa (FR) 20-1 (10-1) With leader, lost place before 10th, soon struggling, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Kind Of Easy (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
One More Dinar 6-1 (11-2) Held up behind in touch, chased leaders under pressure 3 out, stayed on same pace from next, no impression, 4th of 11, 17l behind Time Do (11-6) at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.