Fair Trade was odds-on when unseating his rider at Wetherby last time but should be winning again soon judged on his earlier form in decent company. But he has to give 7lb to BLACK SPIRIT, a smart performer on the Flat. The fact that the latter made his hurdling debut in a Grade 2 suggests connections think he's capable of picking up some nice prize money once he gains experience and he gets the nod. Seventh Sky is back in novice company after a good run in a Sandown handicap and can't be ignored while Deia Sunrise was in front and looking the likely winner when falling at the last at Ludlow and is also worthy of consideration.
Fair Trade 10-11fav (11-5) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway 4th, chased winner next, about 1 1/2 lengths down when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Life And Soul (10-12) at Wetherby 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Seventh Sky (GER) 12-1 (10-9) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, hit 3 out, went 2nd soon after, driven before 2 out, no impression, lost 2nd at the last, weakened to 4th flat, 4th of 18, 13l behind Stopped Out (10-13) at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Black Spirit (USA) 9-1 (11-2) Took keen hold, held up last, not fluent 2nd, mistake 3 out, closed before 2 out, weakened soon after 2 out, went left last, last of 5, 15l behind Forgotten Voice (11-6) at Kempton 2m nov hdl G2 (1) gd in Feb.
Cape Breton 11-10fav (11-3) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, soon pressing leaders, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken, stayed on, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Peintre Ster (10-7) at Lingfield 2m mdn n h flat (5) std in Mar '11.
Jumeirah Liberty 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden when bumped on near side rail over 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 12, 24l behind Chasin' Rainbows (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Aug (flat).
Next Oasis (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 3 out, soon chasing leaders, weakened before last, 5th of 12, 19l behind Suerte Al Salto (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Apr.
Deia Sunrise (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, chased leader, led 2nd, clear 4 out, 2 lengths ahead and going well when fell last, in a race won by Rayvin Black (10-9) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr, 14 ran.
Just When 14-1 (10-8) In touch, outpaced 2 out, stayed on before last, never able to challenge, 7th of 12, 25l behind Suerte Al Salto (11-0) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Apr.
Florida Quays (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Mid-division, headway 6th, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 12, well behind Western Warhorse (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.