These look a very modest bunch so Moscow In April must have every chance of going one better than when second over course and distance last month, despite a 6lb higher mark. Blue Signal was also second last time, at Newton Abbot, but is another climbing the weights while Gwili Spar was a disappointing favourite at Ffos Las though should be suited by the step back up in distance. Back in a visor, BAND OF THUNDER ran a lot better over a similar trip at Fontwell last month and wouldn't need much more to take this under a decent 5lb claimer.
Ahcomeretome (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Mid-division, ridden 7th, not fluent and weakened 9th, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind My Lucky Flame (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gd in Jun.
Moyne Nineoseven (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, reminder before 4 out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, well behind Anton Dolin (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Blue Signal (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, chasing leaders in 3rd when left close 2nd 2 out, edged left and no extra last, 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Western Kate (11-3) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun.
Moscow In April (IRE) 4-1fav (11-4) In touch in mid-division, headway 8th, led, went left and not fluent last, headed flat, stayed on, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Ahead Ahead (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Dr Thistle (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) In touch in 5th, pushed along before 9th, ridden before 5 out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, well behind Quel Ballistic (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in May.
Orsm 16-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, reminders after 7th, soon weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Realta Mo Croi (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
My Friend Riquet (FR) 50-1 (11-11) Mistakes, in touch, mistake and ridden 6th, soon lost place, tailed off, 10th of 13, well behind Admiral Blake (10-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Pharaon de Touzaine (FR) 50-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, well beaten 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 12, well behind Man Of Leisure (11-11) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Sharlene's Quest (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 16, 30l behind Vinnie My Boy (11-10) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Buddy Love 5-2fav (11-1) In touch in mid-division, headway approaching 5th, went 2nd next, until soonafter 3 out, remained in 3rd and pushed along, outpaced before next, not fluent and lost 3rd 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 15, 41l behind Farbreaga (11-7) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 4th of 9, 24l behind Marie Deja La (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Pelennor (FR) 33-1 (10-6) Mid-division, not much room and dropped towards rear on bend after 2nd, outpaced 2 out (usual 3 out), never on terms, 6th of 9, 20l behind Cut The Cards (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Chosen Dream (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Always towards rear, weakened from 4 out, hampered 2 out, 7th of 16, 40l behind Anton Dolin (11-2) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Jun.
Southway Queen 8-1 (10-10) In touch, took keen hold, not fluent 5th, challenged 8th, led next, headed 3 out, weakened last, 9th of 16, 22l behind Ahead Ahead (11-12) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Gwili Spar 9-4fav (10-0) In touch, joined leaders 3rd, led when not fluent 2 out (usual 3 out), headed approaching last (usual 2 out), weakened flat, 7th of 9, 21l behind Cut The Cards (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Band Of Thunder 12-1 (9-12) With leader, led from 2nd, ridden and headed before last, hung right run-in, kept on and well held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Realta Mo Croi (10-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.