Boomtown Kat is tried in blinkers after disappointing when fancied here in February. The lightly-raced Custer Of The West also sports headgear for the first time but has shown little so far while Titch Strider has had plenty of chances and Black Phantom still appears to be going backwards. BEN CEE PEE M isn't easy to predict but faster going could spark a return to form and he's well treated on his form of a couple of years ago when winning at Ludlow and Hereford. Fontwell fourth Spanish Fork and Little Eaglet, entitled to improve on his run at Exeter, look best of the rest.
Boomtown Kat 4-1fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along when hit 6th, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 15, well behind E Street Boy (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 9-2fav (10-8) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened from 2 out, 10th of 19, 34l behind Mrs Eff (9-7) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Custer Of The West (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 13, 34l behind Helium (11-4) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Spanish Fork (IRE) 7-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, effort 4 out, headway to chase leaders 3 out, went 3rd before 2 out, one pace, 4th of 12, 10l behind Sapphire Rouge (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 50-1 (10-2) Took keen hold towards rear, mistake and struggling 6th, tailed off when blundered 2 out, 10th of 11, well behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Titch Strider (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, mistake 5th, soon detatched, headway 3 out, never dangerous, 9th of 15, 40l behind Hatters River (11-8) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Black Phantom (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden after 4th, weakened after 3 out, 7th of 12, 29l behind Key To Milan (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar.
Little Eaglet (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along in 4th before 3 out, soon one pace and well held, mistake last, 4th of 10, 14l behind High Ville (11-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Apr.
Compassion 66-1 (10-2) Led, soon clear, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and headed, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 20l behind Dr Livingstone (11-5) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Special Boru (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) In touch, lost place and ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened and pulled up, in a race won by Bracken House (10-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Oct, 15 ran.
Notcantdoit (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5th, led briefly before 3 out, chased winner unti approaching 3 out, ridden and lost 3rd after 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 16l behind Signed Request (11-3) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Gleannacreim (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Led and keen, headed when blundered 6th, soon lost place, 4th of 8, 48l behind I'm The Article (10-11) at Taunton 3m Amateur Maiden Hurdle (5yo+) (5) gf.