TRAVIS COUNTY races with the choke out and has been struggling to get home but he was beaten less than a length by Trend Is My Friend at Sedgefield last time and a repeat of that effort may well suffice here. The danger looks to be Lisbon, second twice in handicaps at Kelso recently. He has the beating of Smart Ruler on the form book. Mount Hope has disappointed in the main but Oscar Tanner has been knocking on the door in bumpers and all-weather winner Exning Halt could be very interesting if taking to hurdles. Palus San Marco and Somerset Island have shown a little ability and look the pick of the remainder.
Lenderking (IRE) 100-1 (10-11) Always in rear, struggling over 4f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Call The Cops (10-9) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gs.
Lisbon (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, went close 2nd last, stayed on, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind All That Remains (11-7) at Kelso 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Master Murphy (IRE) 20-1 (10-4) Mid-division on outside, ridden before 3 out, weakened next, 11th of 13, 32l behind Wolf Shield (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gs in Apr.
Mount Hope (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Led, headed 2 out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 8, 31l behind Sir Fredlot (11-4) at Stratford 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Oscar Tanner (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Oscar Hoof (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Smart Ruler (IRE) 15-2 (11-1) Held up in last, not fluent 3 out, headway 2 out, stayed on flat, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Endeavor (10-10) at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Somerset Island (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) In touch on inner, outpaced from 3 out, 5th of 7, 28l behind Mojolika (11-6) at Carlisle 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Exning Halt 7-2 (9-0) Tracked winner until 3f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Classic Punch (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf (flat).
Palus San Marco (IRE) 16-1 (10-5) Mid-division on inside, headway approaching 3 out, chasing leaders in 4th when hit 2 out, ridden and no impression when hit last, dropped to 5th in closing stages, 5th of 14, 14l behind Leo Luna (10-12) at Newbury 2m 4yo hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Travis County (IRE) 9-4fav (10-2) With leader, led 3 out, pressed from 2 out, headed narrowly run-in, kept on and held near finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Trend Is My Friend (10-9) at Sedgefield 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in Apr.