Fast going suits RAINBOW HAZE, who took advantage of a tumbling mark at Worcester last month. The second franked the form over the weekend and, with Conor Orr again taking off 7lb, Phil Dando’s charge looks the one to beat as long as the rains stay away. Bay Fortuna should have benefited from a run at Huntingdon in April and is well treated on past form. Ice Konig has form around here while, further down the handicap, Sizing Sahara and Atlantic King probably have each-way claims. Dropzone hinted at a revival at Taunton last time but has a poor strike-rate.
Butney Island (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Mid-division, not fluent 7th, disputing modest 5th 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, at Warwick 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in May.
Ice Konig (FR) 7-2 (11-12) Pressed leader to after 4th, detached in 3rd before next, driven to chase leaders before 3 out, never on terms, weakened from next, tailed off, 5th of 7, 35 1/4l behind Mount Vesuvius (10-7) at Exeter 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Apr.
Avithos 6-1 (11-12) Held up and always behind, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 11, dist behind Timeforwest (12-5) at Taunton 3m hcp (5) gd in Mar.
Rainbow Haze 10-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway 5th, led before 2 out, clear flat, ridden out, won at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) gf in May beating Gingili (12-0) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Fuhgeddaboudit 16-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 2 out, chased winner before last, no impression, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Lovely Touch (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp (5) gd in May.
On Alberts Head (IRE) 11-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, not fluent 6th, weakened before 2 out, 10th of 11, dist behind Eddy (10-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp (5) gs in May.
Thady Quil (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Led, pressed from 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, no extra from last, 4th of 12, 20 1/2l behind It's Oscar (11-6) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (5) gd in May.
Atlantic King (GER) 66-1 (10-0) Mid-division, weakened 7th, soon behind, 11th of 15, 24 1/4l behind Reilly's Minor (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Dec.
Sizing Sahara 25-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway 7th, 6th after 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd before last, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 16, 24l behind Arden Denis (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (4) sft in Feb.
Hija 8-1 (10-5) Pressed leader, led narrowly hit 8th and reminder, headed 3 out, soon dropped to 3rd and ridden, one pace, 3rd of 6, 30 1/2l behind Amron Kali (11-13) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp (4) sft in May.
Badilou (FR) 7-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along approaching 6th, weakened soon after 3 out, 7th of 12, dist behind Silver Streak (10-9) at Taunton 2m hcp (5) gd in Dec.
Dropzone (USA) 14-1 (10-13) Never travelled in rear, plugged on into modest 4th between last 2, 4th of 8, 10 1/4l behind Prince Mahler (11-11) at Taunton 3m hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Byron Blue (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Led and soon clear, went left 2nd and 3rd, reduced lead when went left again next, headed 4 out, weakened soon after, 6th of 7, dist behind Sam Noir (11-4) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (4) sft in May.
Bay Fortuna 20-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, ridden before 2 out, kept on and no impression, 5th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Not Never (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m hcp (4) gd in Apr.