Bags Groove and JENKINS (NAP) are both potentially high-class recruits from the bumper ranks. The pair are worth following this season but the latter gets the nod on this occasion as he's from the yard that won this last year with the classy Buveur D'air and three of the six previous renewals. Captain Forez was second at Auteuil in April on his hurdling debut and should also win races. Boudry, Hidden Cargo and Capsy De Mee are also worth monitoring.
Bags Groove (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed last strides, rallied, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Sam's Adventure (10-13) at Newbury 2m (2) sft in Mar.
Boudry (FR) 8-15fav (10-12) Took keen hold, chased leader, badly hampered 1st, led briefly before next, chased winner, pushed along bypassing 4 out, ridden after bypassing next, hung left after 2 out, lost 2nd and no extra run-in, 3rd of 8, 7 1/4l behind Citrus (10-12) at Plumpton 2m (4) gd in Nov.
Call Me Dylan 14-1 (12-0) Led to 5; wknd qckly 9; wl bhnd when pu 11, at Barbury Racecourse 3m mdn gs in Apr.
Capsy De Mee (FR) (9-10) won at Saint-Cloud 1m 4f gd in Apr beating Cool Raise (10-2) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Captain Forez (FR) (10-7) 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Cousin Germain (11-0) at Auteuil 2m 1f sft in Apr.
Gentleman's Dream (IRE) Flemensfirth gelding out of Fair And Aisey.
Hidden Cargo (IRE) 5-2fav (10-12) Keen, in touch, steady headway from 5f out, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on into 3rd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 3rd of 8, 7 1/4l behind Burbank (10-12) at Newbury 2m (5) gd in Nov.
Jenkins (IRE) 8-11fav (11-4) Tracked leaders on inner, led travelling well 4f out, ridden clear 2f out, reduced advantage inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Coeur De Lion (11-4) at Punchestown 2m Good - Yielding in Apr.
Just Joelliott (IRE) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, ridden after 3 out, lost 2nd before next, weakened, 4th of 9, 26l behind Phobiaphiliac (11-5) at Lingfield 2m 3f (4) gd in Nov.
Majingilane (IRE) Winged Love gelding out of Kiora Lady.
Militarian 20-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 14, 15l behind Gustave Mahler (11-12) at Aintree 2m 1f (3) gf in May.
Pingshou (IRE) 16-1 (11-9) Held up, soon raced in 6th, pushed along from 4f out, soon behind, 8th of 9, dist behind Space Cadet (11-9) at Leopardstown 2m sft in Dec.
Somewhere To Be (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 16, 11 1/4l behind Brahms De Clermont (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m (3) gd in Oct.