Dunraven Storm did well last season, winning at Doncaster and Taunton. He was highly rated in his younger days so could figure again off this higher mark. Last year's winner Party Rock will probably need to drop a few more pounds before getting back on track while Portway Flyer and Henryville are high enough in the weights now, but recent winners Refer and Colebrooke both look interesting near the bottom of the handicap now that they've shown they are effective over 2m4f. RUMBLE OF THUNDER has done nothing wrong since scoring at Musselburgh in February and seems certain to give another good account under a useful 5lb claimer. He gets the nod as this trip might be a problem for Roman Flight and Scots Gaelic.
Dunraven Storm (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, smooth headway approaching 7th, left disputing lead 3 out, led approaching 2 out, clear when hit last, kept on strongly, won at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Apr beating Phantom Prince (10-11) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Party Rock (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Led to 2nd, tracked leaders, effort 3 out, every chance on inside when fell next, in a race won by Clondaw Kaempfer (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Apr, 22 ran.
Portway Flyer (IRE) 9-2 (11-11) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place 8th, switched right and closed next, ridden before 3 out, soon beaten, weakened 2 out, 5th of 8, 33l behind Ulzana's Raid (11-6) at Ayr 3m nov hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Apr.
Rumble of Thunder (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, headway and effort 3 out, ridden last, stayed on to chase winner flat, well held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Brother Du Berlais (11-7) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-155 (2) gs in Apr.
Roman Flight (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Keen in touch, ridden and headway 2 out, went 2nd run in, gaining towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Gifted Leader (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Henryville 9-2 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway on inside when pecked slightly 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 32l behind L'unique (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Apr.
Scots Gaelic (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, lost place 5th, ridden after 4 out, soon weakened, 14th of 22, 18l behind Court Minstrel (11-12) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Refer 11-2 (10-9) Held up, headway after 7th, led before 2 out, clear when mistake last, ridden out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd beating Ballinalacken (10-6) by 4l, 10 ran.
Colebrooke 7-1 (11-2) Chased leader until approaching 5th, chased leaders, went 2nd again 3 out, driven before last, stayed on to lead run-in, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf beating Tuscan Gold (11-9) by 2l, 13 ran.