Cash And Go has been popular ante-post as he bids to go one better than last year off the same mark. Pine Creek made a winning return in a Listed event at Ascot and looks to have improved over the winter. John Quinn runs a couple with decent claims in Kashmir Peak and Calculated Risk while Sametegal gave weight and a beating to five rivals over course and distance last month, though was only second to Court Minstrel at Ayr in April. FLAXEN FLARE won the Fred Winter here in March and is fancied to reverse subsequent Aintree form with the mare L'Unique on 6lb better terms. He was far from disgraced when third to Jezki at Down Royal at the start of the month so get a tentative vote in a wide-open affair. Ifandbutwhynot ran well for a long way at Aintree on his reappearance and is preferred to French import Dell' Arca of the remainder as Tanerko Emery needs softer ground.
Get Me Out Of Here (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Always towards rear, pushed along and struggling 4 out, last of 12, 25l behind Pine Creek (10-4) at Ascot 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs.
Court Minstrel (IRE) 5-1fav (11-9) Took keen hold and held up in rear, pushed along and no real progress when hung right from 2 out, 8th of 12, 21l behind Pine Creek (10-4) at Ascot 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs.
Tanerko Emery (FR) 11-10 (11-2) Tracked leading pair, not fluent 1st, disputing 2nd 5th, definite 2nd 7th, effort wide 4 out, challenged next, slight lead when stumbled 2 out, headed between last 2, every chance when stumbled last, kept on but held close home, 2nd of 3, 1/2l behind Raya Star (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m beg chs (4) sft.
Ahyaknowyerself (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Led, mistake 5th, joined after 3 out, ridden and headed narrowly before next, one pace when switched inside approaching last, no impression with front pair flat, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Melodic Rendezvous (11-10) at Wincanton 2m Ltd hcp hdl (1) gs.
Sametegal (FR) 7-4fav (11-6) Took keen hold early, prominent on outside, led 2 out, ridden and edged left flat, pressed towards finish, held on well, won at Cheltenham 2m 4yo hdl (2) gd in Oct beating Bayan (11-2) by nk, 6 ran.
Flaxen Flare (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leader in 2nd, not fluent 4th, pushed along after 2 out and dropped to 3rd last, no impression under pressure run-in, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Jezki (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hdl G2 (1).
Cash And Go (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, headway and in touch 6th, outpaced 2 out, weakening when hampered last, 16th of 28, 26l behind Medinas (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Mar.
L'unique (FR) 5-2fav (11-6) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway after 6th, pushed along and close up when blundered badly 3 out, not able to recover, weakened flat, 6th of 9, 13l behind Cockney Sparrow (10-12) at Wetherby 2m mrs lst hdl (1) gs.
Rawnaq (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Settled behind leaders early, improved to 5th halfway, ridden and lost place after 3 out, 12th before 2 out, kept on one pace, 7th of 20, 13l behind Missunited (10-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug.
Thomas Edison (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, slight mistake 1st, badly hampered 2nd and behind, soon closed up, pushed along in 7th after 2 out, ridden into 5th last, kept on run-in, 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Time To Work (10-11) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 0-150.
Pine Creek 11-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd on bit before 2 out, led 2 out, hung left flat, kept on well and always holding on, won at Ascot 2m Listed hcp hdl (1) gs beating Chris Pea Green (10-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Kalann (IRE) 150-1 (11-10) Held up in last pair, ridden 3 out, soon behind, last of 10, 33l behind Rock On Ruby (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m hdl G1 (1) gd in Mar '12.
Kashmir Peak (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, outpaced before 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 12th of 17, well behind Our Conor (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m 1f 4yo hdl Grade 1 (1) gs in Mar.
Ifandbutwhynot (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) Held up in last, not fluent 4th or 5th, headway before 3 out, led 2 out, headed before last, lost 2nd flat, one pace, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Karinga Dancer (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gs in Oct.
Redera (IRE) 18-1 (9-13) Towards rear, ridden and no impression after 3 out, 14th of 20, 39l behind Missunited (10-8) at Galway 2m hcp hdl sft in Aug.
Calculated Risk 4-1fav (11-2) Held up rear of mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, headway approaching 2 out, mistake 2 out, soon ridden, ridden in 5th between last 2, weakened approaching last, 6th of 11, 20l behind Ptit Zig (11-12) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Dell' Arca (IRE) (10-10) 2nd of 10, 3l behind Vukovar (10-10) at Auteuil(FR) 2m 1f 4yo hdl in Jun.
Enchanted Forest (IRE) 4-1 (11-4) Chased leader and keen hold, led 4th, headed before 3 out, ridden and no extra before straight, 8th of 15, well behind Gilt Shadow (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl.