The Govaness was impressive when winning a Listed mares' handicap at Cheltenham last month but is 13lb higher here and this will be her first try over 3m. Edeymi is talented but doesn't look an easy ride and disappointed at Cheltenham off this mark. Dawn Commander won off this mark at Warwick but only beat two rivals and really needs faster conditions than he'll encounter today. ALTERNATIF is high enough in the weights at present but might enjoy this step up in trip having found one too good at Taunton and Cheltenham since beating the useful Theinval at Kempton. He gets the nod ahead of stablemate Serienschock and Milan Bound.
The Govaness 3-1fav (10-9) Held up behind, headway on outside after 3 out, tracked leaders when switched right after next, led narrowly last, ridden and kept on flat, won at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) gd in Apr beating Broxbourne (10-7) by 3l, 13 ran.
Dawn Commander (GER) 4-1 (11-12) Made all, shaken up 2 out, ridden and edged left before the last, ridden clear run-in, won at Warwick 3m 1f hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr beating No No Mac (11-3) by 4 1/2l, 3 ran.
Serienschock (GER) 33-1 (11-1) Chased leader, led before 3 out, headed and mistake 2 out, weakened before last, 10th of 21, 40l behind Taglietelle (11-6) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Apr.
No Planning 9-1 (11-5) In rear, headway 13th, ridden after 15th, mistake 4 out, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 4th of 12, 9l behind Virak (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp chs (2) sft in Apr.
Pearl Swan (FR) 10-1 (11-1) Towards rear, struggling 4 out, ridden and weakened before next, 19th of 21, well behind Theinval (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Apr.
Edeymi (IRE) 15-8 (11-12) Settled behind leaders, 5th halfway, progress into 3rd 3 out, ridden in 4th next, stayed on into 2nd last, no impression on winner run-in and kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Upazo (11-12) at Fairyhouse 2m 1f beg chs sft in Apr.
Sybarite (FR) 12-1 (11-2) Led, driven and headed after 3 out, weakened before last, 6th of 10, 22l behind Aqalim (11-2) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Alternatif (FR) 11-4fav (11-9) Tracked leader, close up 3 out, challenged next, soon led, ridden and headed last, no chance with easy winner flat, 2nd of 10, 16l behind Long House Hall (11-2) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Milan Bound (IRE) 10-3fav (10-13) Mid-division, in touch 9th, tracked leaders before 2 out, soon outpaced, weakened before last, 7th of 10, 23l behind Aqalim (11-2) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Huff And Puff 11-4 (11-10) Tracked leaders, blundered 7th, led before 2 out, headed 2 out, weakened and lost 3rd place last 100 yards, 4th of 10, 13l behind Our Kaempfer (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.