Nothing leaps off the page in a modest finale but RED ADMIRABLE will probably start favourite on the back of a couple of fair efforts over hurdles. He would have been placed when market leader over track and trip earlier this month had he not unseated his rider at the last and might be able to gain compensation this evening. Given connections, Kauto D'aloes will have his supporters and this is far less competitive that the Ascot handicap he contested last time. He had Feast Of Fire well behind at Taunton in February and none of the others have shown a great deal so far.
Feast Of Fire (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Raced wide in mid-division, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 14, 14l behind Edmund Kean (11-9) at Taunton 2m 1f nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb.
General Girling 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Mr Mole (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Apr '12.
Oscars Law 50-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 4th, some headway when not fluent 5th, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Dont Do Mondays (11-0) at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Red Admirable (IRE) 13-8fav (10-8) Chased leader, led 2nd, ridden and headed 2 out, 1 length down and held when blundered and unseated rider last, in a race won by Flying Phoenix (10-3) at Chepstow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd, 12 ran.
Regal County (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Towards rear, hung badly left on bend and pulled up before 6th (bit slipped), in a race won by Karinga Dancer (11-6) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gf, 13 ran.
Vision Of Lights (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up in rear on outside, headway 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 22l behind Make A Track (11-10) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Mar '11.
Kauto D'aloes (FR) 16-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, never involved, 12th of 16, 21l behind Calculated Risk (11-12) at Ascot 2m Juvenile Handicap Hurdle (0-135) (4yo) (3) gd.
Whispering Harry 100-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, not always fluent, weakened 3 out, 9th of 11, 46l behind Kuda Huraa (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
All Hope 100-1 (10-5) Held up in touch, chased winner after 8th until before 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Mickie (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Oh Dear Oh Dear 66-1 (10-12) Mid-division, weakened 3 out, tailed off and not fluent 2 out, 10th of 12, well behind Pyleigh Lass (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Rowanna (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, last of 12, 31l behind Top Totti (10-12) at Chepstow 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gs.
Macs Scwar 28-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Southfield Vic (10-11) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft.