Irish Cavalier was quite impressive at Stratford last month but was helped by a shocking performance from the odds-on favourite. Master Red won bumpers at Wetherby and Sedgefield last season and makes obvious appeal but GOOHAR could offer more value. He also showed plenty of promise in a couple of bumper runs and there is more to come from Henry Daly's four-year-old. Regal Swain failed to win in 13 attempts on the Flat and is likely to come up short again here.
Irish Cavalier (IRE) 7-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, clear before last, not fluent at hurdle, ridden out, won at Stratford 2m NH nov hdl 4-6yo (3) sft in Oct beating Strollawaynow (10-12) by 4l, 9 ran.
Cloudy Deal (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden before 2 out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 12, 25l behind The Liquidator (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Goohar (IRE) 11-4 (10-9) Went right start, tracked leaders, lost place after 3f, closed 10f out, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Royal Regatta (11-2) at Haydock 2m nhf (5) gs in Mar.
Master Red (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr beating The Kvilleken (11-1) by 10l, 6 ran.
Modeligo (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, 10th and struggling 4f out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Sidbury Hill (11-3) at Worcester 2m mdn nat hunt flat (6) sft in Oct.
Regal Swain (IRE) 6-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 9l behind Call Back (10-9) at Newcastle 1m 6f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Dec '11.
Six One Away (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, some headway 4th, 7th and ridden after 6th, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 14, 25l behind Curzon Line (10-12) at Ludlow 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct.
Home Girl (IRE) 100-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, raced wide tracking leaders, lost place before 5th, soon behind, well tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Berea Boru (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) hvy in Oct.