Moving In Style looked beaten in second at Taunton last time but the clear leader fell and he just held on to win by a neck. INDIAN REEL is preferred on his recent second at Huntingdon and Fergal O’Brien’s charge gets the nod only 2lb higher today. Kublai had been threatening to score before running poorly over these obstacles a fortnight ago and could get involved but Boher Lad has struggled since winning at Southwell at this time last year.
Boher Lad (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, weakened after 4 out, 9th of 10, 26 3/4l behind Darius Des Bois (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp (4) sft in Mar.
Indian Reel (IRE) 20-1 (11-8) Held up in rear, headway on outside before 3 out, every chance 2 out, held by winner flat, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Minella Whisper (11-8) at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (5) gs in Mar.
Moving In Style (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Took keen hold, held up, headway on inside chasing leaders 3rd, 2nd after 3 out, ridden and about 10 lengths down when left in lead 2 out, joined run-in, stayed on gamely to assert towards finish, won at Taunton 3m hcp (5) sft in Mar beating Brother Norphin (10-6) by nk, 9 ran.
Howlongisafoot (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, reminders 4th, weakened 7th, tailed off and pulled up bypassing omitted 10th, at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (4) hvy in Feb.
Kublai (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway when mistake 3 out, stayed on same pace before 2 out, went 4th last, no extra flat, 4th of 7, 15 3/4l behind Ramore Will (12-0) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (5) hvy in Apr.
Yukon Delta (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Raced wide, soon towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 13, dist behind Jully Les Buxy (11-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp (5) hvy in Jan.
Boardwalk Empire (IRE) 9-1 (10-6) In touch until 3 out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 24 1/2l behind Garrane (12-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp (5) hvy in Mar.
King Charlie (IRE) 15-2 (10-8) Led, jumped right at times, headed after 4th, mistake 12th, no extra 2 out, 5th of 8, 26l behind Knight Ofthe Realm (11-7) at Fontwell 3m 1f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Blackwell Synergy (FR) 28-1 (10-4) Led, headed before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, one pace, 6th of 8, 18 1/4l behind Cheque En Blanc (11-9) at Doncaster 3m hcp (5) sft in Jan.
Sweet'n'chic (IRE) 13-2 (10-2) In rear, ridden 3 out, weakened next, pulled up approaching last, at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) hvy in Mar.