All have fair claims one way or another but IONA DAYS is a thoroughly reliable, honest sort guaranteed to run his race. He's also proved his ability around this quirky circuit in the past and should give us a good run for our money. Lamboro Lad continues to suggest that he's better than his form figures indicate and was still going nicely when coming to grief last time. He's fairly treated at his best, whilst Olympian Boy is enjoying a consistently good campaign and should go well despite a 9lb hike. Allanard has also been hit with an 8lb rise for a June success and remains of interest.
My Moment (IRE) 18-1 (11-5) Jumped right 1st and next, tracked winner, reminder 12th, mistake and lost place next, lost touch with leading trio 15th, continued tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Herons Well (11-6) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jun.
Iona Days (IRE) 11-4 (10-5) Tracked leaders, hit 3 out, challenged last, led narrowly flat, held on, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Jun beating Lake Legend (11-0) by hd, 9 ran.
Sotovik (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed before 3 out, chased leaders, weakened flat, 5th of 17, 17l behind Mumbles Head (10-5) at Perth 3m hcp chs (2) sft in Jun.
Allanard (IRE) 4-1 (10-9) Chased leader, ridden after 3 out, driven to lead before last, drew clear flat, won at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) hvy in Jun beating Galway Jack (11-4) by 11l, 5 ran.
Lamboro Lad (IRE) 3-1fav (11-8) Trackedl leaders, fell 9th, in a race won by Miss Saffron (10-6) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs (0-125) (3) gd in Jun, 6 ran.
Olympian Boy (IRE) 11-1 (11-0) Patiently ridden in rear, steady headway on inside 12th, went 3rd before 3 out, tracked leader going well before next, quickened to lead approaching last, cleverly, won at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Jun beating Cypress Grove (10-7) by 6l, 9 ran.
Apache Blue (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) In touch in 4th, blundered 8th and lost place, driven before 16th, no impression, 3rd of 12, 19l behind Posh Bird (10-3) at Catterick 3m 6f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Jan.
More Equity 12-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 3rd, outpaced 15th, well behind before 4 out, pulled up after, in a race won by Sea Saffron (11-6) at Cartmel 3m 6f hcp ch 0-125 (3) gd in Jun, 9 ran.