Bohemian Rhapsody wasn't beaten far when third at Warwick in February but that was in testing ground. It was also soft going when Cool Sky scored at Musselburgh earlier this year though A P McCoy's presence today will ensure he comes in for support. Well beaten over hurdles in the Imperial Cup at Sandown last time, SKINT went close in a couple of chases on fast ground last summer. He's slipped down the weights since and Ali Brewer's charge gets the vote. Oliver's Gold failed to cope with an 8lb rise at Cartmel on his latest start and Blake Dean is 12lb higher than when scoring at Newcastle in January.
Skint 33-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, pushed along challenging before 2 out, weakened and blundered 2 out, 9th of 14, 17l behind Baltimore Rock (10-12) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) sft in Mar.
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 3-1fav (11-10) Held up towards rear, blundered 3 out, headway before 2 out, soon went 3rd, kept on from last, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Keel Haul (10-13) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy in Feb.
Cool Sky 5-2fav (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway before 3 out, well held 3rd from 2 out, 3rd of 7, 25l behind Satanic Beat (10-12) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.
Dumbarton (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 5th of 7, 33l behind Watt Broderick (10-4) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.
Mandy's Boy (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Mid-division, effort 2 out, soon no impression, 7th of 12, 11l behind Raven's Tower (11-9) at Ascot 2m hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Spin Cast 16-1 (11-0) Prominent, ridden before last, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 12l behind Edmaaj (10-7) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Narcissist (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, raced wide, pushed along before 7th, soon well beaten, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Heath Hunter (10-6) at Sedgefield 2m 4f 4yo nov stks (4) sft in Nov.
Oliver's Gold 6-1 (10-3) Mid-division, headway approaching 3 out, no impression, weakened before last, 7th of 14, 23l behind Dartford Warbler (10-11) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Weybridge Light 17-2 (10-7) Held up mid-division, mistake 6th, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 19l behind Ueueteotl (11-12) at Musselburgh 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Nov.
Bright Applause 7-2 (10-9) In touch, blundered and lost place 3rd, driven after 4 out, ridden and no impression 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 23l behind Keeneland (11-11) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.
Blake Dean 5-2 (10-10) Led until 5th, weakened approaching 2 out, last of 5, 25l behind Just Cameron (11-9) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.