Master Tern has been on one of the worst trots of his career, but we will risk certifying by plumping for him to come up with the goods here, with Forest Gunner and Robbo obvious dangers. The selection is clearly a tentative one, but Master Tern goes well with good in the going description, has always raced as though an easy three miles like this would be within his compass, and does tend to put in his best efforts in the spring. More to the point he has been given a huge chance by the handicapper, having been dropped 16lb over the course of his last four starts. If today is anything like a 'going' day then he can spring a surprise. Robbo is very hard to catch right and we may have missed our chance last time. A winner of a ¿20,000 Carlisle handicap, trip and ground suit, but a 5lb rise for a tight win, plus his inconsistency have made us look elsewhere. Few will forget Carrie Ford's Aintree win on Forest Gunner last time. A professional on board might help him further here, and again trip and ground will suit, but a 9lb rise for that win looks stiff after what was a hard race. He may still be good enough to win, but there are enough doubts to oppose him. Kock De La Vesvre would also have to produce a lifetime best to win and is not in great heart at present, but Lord Jack has had a 3lb drop and with connections always doing well here and a break to freshen him up he could take a close hand in proceedings. Nevertheless we will tentatively propose a small wager on Master Tern at likely odds.