BEACHFIRE is improving with experience and was just beaten over a longer trip at Huntingdon under a penalty last time. He can get back to winning ways here at the main expense of Uttoxeter runner-up No No Mac as Zamdy Man, who had form in better races last season, hails from a stable that's yet to strike form this season and the four-year-old may need this. Couldhavehaditall won a Wetherby bumper in April and has plenty of scope but is another from a yard going through a bit of a lean spell at present.
Beachfire 7-2 (11-5) Held up, not fluent 7th, headway approaching 3 out, challenged last, driven flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Oscar Fortune (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Couldhavehaditall (IRE) 10-3 (11-4) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to assert inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr beating Allbarnone (11-4) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Moratab (IRE) 11-10fav (8-13) Chased leading pair, went 2nd on inside over 2f out until ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, 3rd and one pace after, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Savida (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jun '12 (flat).
Mount Odell 80-1 (10-12) Towards rear, went poor 5th before 2 out, never dangerous, 6th of 14, 20l behind Shantou Magic (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
No No Mac (IRE) 3-1 (11-0) Prominent, tracked clear leader when hit 4th, close up 3 out, challenged next, every chance whe hit last, ridden and held flat, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Timesremembered (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Oct.
Uramazin (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Keen in rear, headway 3 out, hit next, weakened flat, 6th of 12, 26l behind Azure Fly (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Zamdy Man 80-1 (11-0) With leader, weakened after 4 out, 8th of 10, 23l behind L'unique (10-7) at Aintree 2m 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Apr.