Silencio gets the confident vote here with French Saulaie and Mith Hill rating the main dangers. The selection won well last time out when beating Purple Patch and with the step up in trip likely to bring about improvement he looks the one to be on. French Saulaie rates the main danger on his latest second behind Orcadian last time and that horse has since ran well in a better race than this and he has definite place claims. Mith Hill is another that could go well as he has got his ground conditions today and with his yard back amongst the winners he will not be far away. Of the remainder For All Mankind is unexposed and could improve but for the winner we return to Silencio.
Strike Back (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) In touch when fell at the 2nd in race won by Ebony Light (11-2) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) hvy in Jan, 8 ran.
Chilling Place (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) In touch until weakened approaching 3 out, 10th of 13, 45l behind Predator (10-8) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) gd in Mar.
Silencio (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, ridden 8th, led 3 out, edged left approaching last, driven out, won at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Mar beating Purple Patch (10-11) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Mith Hill 14-1 (11-1) Headway to go from 8th, weakened next, 7th of 16, 28l behind Mckelvey (11-5) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Mar.
French Saulaie (FR) 4-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders 3 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 17l behind Orcadian (11-12) at Newbury 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Mar.
For All Mankind 9-2 (11-9) Tracked leader, led 7th, blundered 3 out, ridden to clear 2 out, headed last and weakened, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Supreme Cara (10-8) at Warwick 3m 1f nov hdl (3) hvy in Feb.
Senor Sedona 40-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, mistake and lost place 5th, behind when blundered and unseated rider at the 11th in race won by Darkness (11-2) at Newbury 3m nov chs Grd 2 (A) gd in Nov '05, 7 ran.
Earth Man (IRE) 13-2 (10-4) Held up behind, mistake 4th, good headway 3 out, disputing 4th next, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 9l behind Predator (10-8) at Ascot 2m 3f hcp hdl (2) gd in Mar.