Mollys Garden has been running consistently well of late and is bound to have his backers but an 8lb since his last two starts leaves Charlie Longsdon's gelding with more to do and preference is for DIVERS, who gets the vote with Vicario rated the best of the rest. The selection has been running well in novice and maiden hurdles since joining Ferdy Murphy from France and he looks reasonably well treated for his first start in a handicap. Tony Carroll's Share Option disappointed on the flat at Kempton last time but ran well on his latest start over hurdles so he has to be respected but is 5lbs higher now that in that latest outing over timber. Andrew Turnell¿s Shannon Springs has been running consistently well but seems a shade high in the weights at present, while Top Ram has more to do than when landing a claiming hurdle at Chepstow last month. Don McCain's Vicario has won his last two starts, both at Ayr, over hurdles and fences and returns to timber off a fair mark just 1lb higher than for his latest success over fences. He has solid claims but marginal preference is for Divers, who is taken to give Ferdy Murphy another winner.
Risk Runner (IRE) 12-1 (10-7) Held up, outpaced 4 out, weakened next, 8th of 10, 39l behind The Polomoche (11-12) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gd in Apr.
Divers (FR) 8-11fav (11-9) Held up, headway approaching 3 out to chase leaders, ridden next and soon one pace, 2nd of 8, 9l behind Grand Theatre (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Feb.
Shannon Springs (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway after 7th, ridden in 3rd approaching 3 out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 12, 17l behind Macmar (9-10) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Mith Hill 33-1 (10-1) In touch, ridden 3 out, weakened after next, 8th of 24, 22l behind Made In Japan (10-1) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr.
Aces Or Better (IRE) 20-1 (11-6) In touch when fell 5th, in a race won by Triggernometry (10-0) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Mollys Garden (IRE) 9-2fav (11-1) Tracked leaders, every chance 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on, held from next, 2nd of 18, 4 1/2l behind Dover's Hill (11-12) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Share Option 6-1 (11-6) Held up in last, raced keenly, headway approaching 7th, chased winner 3 out, every chance from 2 out, soon hung right, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Mollys Garden (11-9) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Giovanna 10-1 (11-3) Held up in rear, slightly hampered after 3 out, soon pushed along and beaten before next, 5th of 11, 8l behind Dont Tell The Wife (10-11) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gs in Mar.
Owlesbury Dream (IRE) 11-1 (11-7) In rear, soon pushed along, not fluent 3rd, ridden and struggling 5th, soon behind, 7th of 11, 31l behind Beshairt (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Apr.
Top Ram (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Headway 5 out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Chepstow 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Apr beating Celticello (11-1) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Solway Minstrel 12-1 (10-8) Mid-division, headway 4 out, effort next, ridden and outpaced approaching last, 5th of 10, 11l behind C'monthehammers (10-12) at Perth 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Vicario 13-2 (11-7) Close up, hit 4th, led approaching 4 out, driven out, won at Ayr 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Mar beating Something Silver (11-4) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Wise Choice 10-1 (11-0) Held up, headway and in touch 3 out, outpaced from next, 3rd of 18, 12l behind And Whatever Else (11-4) at Perth 3m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (4) gd in Apr.