Red Admirable easily won a Chepstow maiden hurdle on Friday but didn't beat much and looks worth opposing under a penalty. Tuscan Gold and Barenger have been generally disappointing while Arrayan only won a claimer at Taunton in February and was well beaten in a seller at Stratford on his latest start. Likearollingstone and Barney Cool have claims but are probably high enough in the weights and the one to beat may be BE ALL MAN. Gary Moore is enjoying a good run and his six-year-old won over this trip on his penultimate outing at Sandown before finishing third over 2m6f at Wincanton. He is consistent and can bounce back here.
Likearollingstone (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Towards rear, headway before 7th, chased clear winner before 2 out until before last, no extra, 3rd of 7, 24l behind Bellflower Boy (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f clm hdl (5) hvy in Mar.
Red Admirable (IRE) 11-8fav (10-9) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, led before 3 out, clear next, ridden out, won at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd beating Kauto D'Aloes (10-9) by 7l, 11 ran.
Barney Cool 7-2 (11-2) Close up, tracked leader 7th, led 3 out, ridden and headed approaching last, soon weakened, 3rd of 10, 21l behind Edmund Kean (11-2) at Fakenham 2m 4f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) sft in Feb.
Arrayan 15-8fav (11-6) Led, headed after 5th, lost place next, weakened 2 out, left moderate 4th last, 4th of 8, 38l behind Not Til Monday (11-6) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gd.
Be All Man (IRE) 9-2fav (11-1) Led to 2 out, lost 2nd place last, no extra, 3rd of 17, 10l behind Midnight Prayer (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Tuscan Gold 11-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, one pace appproaching last, 6th of 13, 6l behind Supreme Bob (11-0) at Newbury 2m 3f cnd nov hcp hdl (0-120) (4) hvy in Mar.
Barenger (IRE) 5-2fav (11-8) Chased leaders, ridden and unable to quicken before 2 out, driven and weakened approaching last, 6th of 12, 12l behind Thundering Home (10-9) at Sandown 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Feb.
Murcar 7-1 (11-7) Always behind, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Bathwick Brave (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Nov, 11 ran.
Beauboreen (IRE) 15-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, no extra from 3 out, 6th of 13, 20l behind Market Option (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Elton Fox 50-1 (10-5) Always behind, frequently jumped slowly, tailed off when fell 3 out, in a race won by Opera Og (10-12) at Towcester 2m 3f nov chs 0-110 (4) gs in Mar, 8 ran.
Henry Hurst (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Held up in rear, fell 2nd, in a race won by Arctic Ben (11-8) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gs in Mar, 8 ran.
Jacks Grey 18-1 (11-3) Held up, went 4th 13th, no impression from 17th, tailed off, 4th of 6, 49l behind Mission Complete (10-13) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.
Original Star (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Held up, headway 3rd, ridden and lost place before 7th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Shalone (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs.