Con Forza has gone backwards since December's promising debut in an all-weather bumper at Lingfield while Eastbury was placed twice on the Polytrack at the same track early last year. KINCORA FORT also made his debut on the all-weather but finished closer at Exeter last time when third to More Buck'S. He gets the vote to open his account in this ahead of Hurricane Vic. The latter made the frame at Newbury in March but was still beaten a long way while A Hairy Koala may get involved on his debut as he's a half-brother to a winner over hurdles in France.
Con Forza (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Prominent, pushed along 7f out, weakened 3f out, 6th of 7, 49l behind Blaklion (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) sft in Mar.
Eastbury 11-2 (11-4) Soon led and keen, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Oscars Den (11-4) at Lingfield 2m n h flat (6) std in Jan '13.
Heston 12-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, chased winner over 4f out until over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon no extra, 3rd of 7, 22l behind Celtic Agent (10-13) at Southwell 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Hill Forts Harry 7-1 (10-11) Held up toward srear, stayed on final 3f, went 4th final furlong, 4th of 11, 13l behind Fair Dreamer (10-8) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Dec.
Kerry Maur 66-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, effort and went wide over 4f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 43l behind Jollyallan (11-4) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Kincora Fort (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, effort 3f out, ridden and not clear run inside final 2f, switched left, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind More Buck's (10-7) at Exeter 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Loukhaar (IRE) 50-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 5f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 25l behind Thistlecrack (10-9) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
A Hairy Koala (FR) Dom Alco gelding out of Kandy De Vonnas.
Hurricane Vic 25-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, moderate progress and hung left 3f out, went poor 3rd in closing stages, 3rd of 18, 35l behind Gaitway (10-9) at Newbury 2m NH flat (2) gs in Mar.
Quest For Caviar 100-1 (10-10) Always towards rear, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Rhythm Star (10-10) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Wild Legend (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 13th of 16, 31l behind Clondaw Banker (10-13) at Kempton 2m n h flat (4) std in Jan.
Bonnie Major 80-1 (10-5) Prominent on outside, ridden and lost place 6f out, 12th of 14, well behind No No Manolito (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gd.
Sir Hubert 40-1 (10-10) Last pair, never a factor, tailed off, 10th of 12, 40l behind Rhythm Star (10-10) at Fontwell 1m 6f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.