Nico De Boinville won on Turjuman over course and distance in February and the eight-year-old is only a pound higher today, though has shown nothing lately. POLITBUREAU looks the safest option under Serena Brotherton as he might just have needed his comeback run at Newcastle and will appreciate the return to 1m4f. Cherry Tree Hill may be better than he's shown so far and El Bravo has each-way claims but the others are harder to fancy.
Cherry Tree Hill (IRE) 40-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, 4th over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 12, 9l behind Continental Divide (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Son Vida (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, behind and no chance after, last of 10, 14l behind Final Delivery (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Leitrim King (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 6f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon beaten, 7th of 12, 12l behind Almost Gemini (9-1) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
El Bravo 12-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 40l behind Naburn (9-6) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Turjuman (USA) 40-1 (7-12) Always in rear, last of 11, 10l behind Mason Hindmarsh (9-5) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Bernix 25-1 (9-11) Stumbled start, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 15, 18l behind Dean Iarracht (10-3) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep '11.
Politbureau 13-2 (8-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Titus Bolt (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Omega Omega 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on until ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Corn Maiden (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Heading To First 28-1 (10-3) Dwelt, always in rear, 11th of 13, 17l behind Peace In Our Time (10-4) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Feb.
Jakeys Girl 66-1 (10-1) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 13l behind Peace In Our Time (10-4) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Feb.
Valkov 33-1 (8-5) Held up in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 6, 23l behind Filatore (9-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.