It will be interesting to see what Super Sensation achieves on his first start in a handicap but a safer option looks to be with another handicap debutant Ocean Pride, who is preferred to Compton Star. The last mentioned was good value for his win at Huntingdon last time but a combination of faster ground and a 3lb rise leaves him with more to do so he looks best watched. Etendard Indien ran better last time but is on a long losing sequence so may be best watched, while He's The Gaffer probably needs some help from the handicapper. Gary Moore's Krasivi's Boy has been lightly raced over hurdles of late and, given the trainer's record with runners here, has to be respected but preference is for Ocean Pride. David Pipe's gelding has shown gradual improvement of late and looks reasonably well treated for his debut in this grade.
Inn For The Dancer 5-1 (10-10) Mid-division, short lived effort 3 out, 5th of 13, 14l behind Flaming Weapon (11-4) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Ocean Pride (IRE) 7-2 (10-10) In touch, ridden to dispute 2nd approaching 5th, one pace from 3 out, 4th of 10, 13l behind Sahara Prince (11-1) at Exeter 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Compton Star 7-2 (10-5) Held up in touch, headway 2nd, led 4 out, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on well, won at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs beating Pigeon Island (11-10) by 3l, 8 ran.
Super Sensation (GER) 16-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, stayed on from 3 out, went distant 3rd between last 2, 3rd of 9, 23l behind Wingman (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Feb.
Jayed (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Led to approaching 5th, ridden approaching 2 out, one pace flat, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Walsingham (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb '06.
Etendard Indien (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Mid-division, headway after 4 out, chased leaders next, soon ridden, stayed on to go 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Zacharova (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Krasivi's Boy (USA) 7-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, driven along and outpaced approaching 3 out, stayed on from next, took poor 3rd soon after last, 3rd of 9, 18l behind Classic Role (11-0) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Apr.
He's The Gaffer (IRE) 15-2 (10-12) Held up, headway on inside when jumped slowly 9th, went 4th approaching 3 out, weakened last, 5th of 12, 5l behind Glengarra (10-12) at Cheltenham 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.