Ferrobin has finished second either side of winning by a wide margin at Huntingdon but he has a penalty to carry again and is taking a big step up in trip so may struggle to beat MINELLA BOBO. Rebecca Curtis has booked Richard Johnson for her embryo chaser, who has already run well twice over similar trips at Doncaster and Chepstow. It’s difficult to make a case for many of the others on what they’ve shown so far.
Ferrobin (IRE) 13-8fav (11-6) Keen early, led, not fluent 3 out and again next, headed between last 2, kept on same pace, ridden and no impression with winner flat, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Harambe (11-0) at Kempton 2m (4) gs in Mar.
Boxer Beat (IRE) 28-1 (10-8) Held up, jumped left 3rd, in touch on outside 10th, eased and pulled up before next, at Bangor-on-Dee 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in May.
Minella Bobo (IRE) 3-1fav (11-6) Chased leaders, 3rd 3 out, stayed on same pace next, pressing for 2nd last, no impression on winner, dropped to 4th towards finish, 4th of 16, 16 1/4l behind Samburu Shujaa (11-6) at Chepstow 3m mdn (4) gs in Jan.
My Boy Colin 33-1 (11-3) Towards rear, struggling 9th, not fluent and well beaten 4 out, pulled up after, at Hereford 3m 2f (4) gs in Mar.
Rambling River 200-1 (11-0) Mid-division, lost place before 4th, soon behind, pulled up after 6th, at Uttoxeter 2m 7f mdn (4) sft in Dec.
Thenightisyoung (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Larnalee.
Classy Afair 200-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, mistake and weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 12, dist behind Birds Of Prey (11-2) at Taunton 2m 3f mdn (4) sft in Mar.
Earcomesali 200-1 (10-9) Held up, hampered and dropped to rear 3rd, lost touch 5th, tailed off and pulled up before next, at Warwick 2m 3f (4) gd in Feb.
Havana River (IRE) 50-1 (10-6) Always behind, 8th of 13, dist behind Khage (11-13) at Chepstow 2m (4) gs in Apr.
Mac Amara 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, some headway after 4 out, no impression, well beaten before 3 out, 9th of 12, dist behind Rose To Fame (10-12) at Ludlow 2m (4) gd in Apr.