Romeo Americo was narrowly beaten over C&D last month before finishing second again behind Barton Stacey over a longer trip at Towcester. He has to be in the firing-line again but HELIOPSIS was still in touch and travelling within himself when brought down in what may prove a decent contest at Bangor last month and can get off the mark here. Hightown has ability but may need this while bumper winner Comedy House looked a little one-paced when third at Towcester but will know more today.
Backhomeinderry (IRE) 28-1 (10-11) Held up, headway after 4th, every chance 3 out, no impression in 3rd approaching last, weakened flat, 4th of 10, 19l behind Lieutenant Miller (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May.
Don Pooleoni (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway well over 3f out, hung right over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 29l behind Persian Snow (11-0) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) gd in Oct '10.
Hightown (IRE) 14-1 (10-9) Prominent, hit 8th, weakened 2 out, 9th of 14, 44l behind Diamond Sweeper (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Ilewin For Hannah 33-1 (10-12) Jumped moderately, went badly right 1st, always in rear, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Meganisi (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in May.
Lord Aldervale (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed 6th, weakening when fell next, in a race won by Turn Over Sivola (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in May, 8 ran.
My Friend Riquet (FR) 16-1 (11-4) Tracked leader, ridden 5f out, weakened 3f out, 6th of 10, well behind Chatterbox (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Romeo Americo (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders and keen, went 2nd from 5th, headway before 2 out, every chance before last, kept on to take 2nd place near finish, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Barton Stacey (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf in May.
Secret Legend 66-1 (11-0) Fell 2nd, in a race won by Hindon Road (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in May, 13 ran.
Comedy House 15-2 (10-5) Held up towards rear, headway when jumped right and not fluent 5th, went 3rd 3 out, jumped right and not fluent 2 out, one pace last, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Beggar's Velvet (10-12) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Tothemoonandback (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Ld/disp until wknd 5th aftr 4out, lft fair 3rd 3out & so bef last to ld 100 yards out, fortunate, won at Dromahane 2m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Old Devereux (11-7) by 2l, 12 ran.
Cabo Roche 8-1 (10-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 6, 49l behind Massannie (10-5) at Ffos Las 2m mrs N H flat (5) sft in Jan.
Sudden Light (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, prominent, left 2nd at 3rd, ridden and lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened rapidly, soon behind, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind A Little Swifter (11-3) at Folkestone 2m 4f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Heliopsis (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, not fluent 5th, headway when brought down 3 out, in a race won by Master Of The Game (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gs in May, 14 ran.
Magic In Motion 33-1 (10-5) In touch, mistakes, lost place 7th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Victor Leudorum (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.