Sarah Jayne-Davies has her small team firing on all cylinders and recent course and distance winner DRESDEN remains largely unexposed. He may be improving quickly enough to defy a 12lb higher mark. Bullet Street hasn't quite progressed as expected but may do better now tackling handicap company while Sandown scorer Walden Prince is still at the right end of the handicap. Flying Phoenix was out of her depth in a Listed race last time and should do better but Ludlow fourth Red Skipper appears to have too much weight.
Red Skipper (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, chased leader, led after 4 out, joined and carried head high when hit 3 out, blundered and headed 2 out, outpaced before last, kept on agan flat, went 4th close home, 4th of 11, 5l behind Scoglio (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Bullet Street (IRE) 8-11fav (10-10) Mid-division, headway 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, ridden and edged left after last, soon hung right, no impression, 2nd of 10, 6l behind Watered Silk (10-13) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Red Jade 28-1 (11-8) Chased winner, blundered 1st, ridden to lead after 3rd until after 5th, soon driven and weakened, tailed off when pulled up bypassing omitted 3 out, in a race won by Bellflower Boy (11-1) at Taunton 2m 3f sell hdl (5) sft in Feb, 10 ran.
Explained (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) In touch in mid-division, mistakes 6th and 8th, soon ridden and weakened, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Market Option (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 13 ran.
Dresden (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st, went 2nd 5th, led afetr 3 out, clear next, eased final 100 yards, won at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr beating Ullswater (11-1) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Looks Like Slim 25-1 (10-1) Towards rear, short lived effort approaching 4 out, ridden and struggling soon after next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Whitby Jack (10-5) at Kempton 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Jan.
Dalmo 100-1 (11-0) Led until after 1st, led again 3rd, headed approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 30l behind Ruacana (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) hvy in Jan.
Flying Phoenix 50-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, some headway approaching 2 out, no impression, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 29l behind Doyly Carte (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f mares listed nov hdl (1) gs in Apr.
Mr Plod 20-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, hampered 3 out, headway soon after, edged right and went 2nd 2 out, stayed on strongly under pressure to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Nov '09 beating Hellfire Club (10-12) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Walden Prince (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, pushed along and outpaced before 3 out, kept on and no impression from 2 out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Ulys Du Charmil (11-10) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Rime Avec Gentil (FR) 11-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, ridden and edged left after 2 out, weakened before last, 6th of 13, 6l behind Della Sun (10-8) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Apr.
Sky Calling 5-1 (10-9) Led, jumped slow and headed briefly 4th, ridden and headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 6, 30l behind Ironically (9-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Apr.