Junior is only a pound higher than when winning the Rehearsal Chase back in December and hinted at a revival at Huntingdon last month. Lost Glory had won four of his previous five starts before being pulled up in the Grand National while De Boitron scored at Kelso last month on only his second try over 3m and has a few more options now. PIGEON ISLAND is also generally thought better over shorter but was given a superb ride by Sam Twiston-Davies to beat subsequent winner Fruity O'Rooney at Ascot last month. Fourth at Perth next time when the race wasn't run to suit, the grey gets a tentative vote here as Alfie Spinner became disappointing over the winter and Garleton and Rolecarr may have a few pounds too much at present.
Junior 18-1 (11-12) Prominent, slow 5th, mistake 11th, hard driven 5 out, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Triolo D'Alene (10-9) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.
Lost Glory (NZ) 50-1 (10-8) Always behind, struggling 12th, pulled up before 17th, in a race won by Auroras Encore (10-3) at Aintree 4m 3f Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (7yo+) (1) gs in Apr, 40 ran.
Garleton (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Led after 1st, not fluent 4th, ridden after 3 out, not fluent 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind De Boitron (11-1) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
De Boitron (FR) 12-1 (11-1) Held up, not fluent 12th, headway 4 out, stayed on well flat, driven ahead towards finish, won at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd beating Beneficial Reform (10-11) by 3l, 10 ran.
Pigeon Island 8-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, stayed on under pressure approaching last, never nearer, 4th of 13, 18l behind Good Order (10-4) at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-140 (3) gs in Apr.
Alfie Spinner (IRE) 11-4fav (10-3) Held up in rear, hit 1st, not fluent 13th, ridden in 5th after 14th, weakened after 5 out, went remote 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 12, 35l behind Carruthers (10-8) at Ffos Las 3m 4f hcp chs (2) hvy in Feb.
Rolecarr (IRE) 9-1 (10-10) Mid-division, not fluent 12th, outpaced after 4 out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 17l behind De Boitron (11-1) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd.
O Crotaigh (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, lost place before 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, 49l behind Halifax (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd.