Regal Diamond did nothing but improve last season but a double penalty will make life tough on his reappearance. There is more to come from April's Ffos Las winner Carningli while Chill Factor also won at the Welsh course in the spring and Gentleman Jon looked useful at Fontwell in March, but then disappointed on his second start. Brother Brian and Chase The Wind should both win races this term while Midnight Thunder, Trickaway and Vazaro Delafayette could be useful recruits from the point-to-point field. Mrs Jordan won very easily at Stratford but another summer will have benefited the nicely-bred MY WIGWAM OR YOURS and he can build on a couple of runs at Ludlow in the spring to get off the mark here.
Regal Diamond (IRE) 5-2fav (11-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, clear final 100 yards, stayed on well, won at Aintree 2m 1f NH flat (4) gd in May beating Oscarteea (10-12) by 4l, 10 ran.
Carningli (IRE) 15-8 (10-12) Chased leaders, led 4f out, hung badly left final 2f, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) sft in Apr beating Tinker Time (11-1) by 1l, 9 ran.
Chill Factor 9-2 (10-9) Held up in rear, smooth headway on outside over 4f out, led on bit 3f out, drew readily clear entering final furlong, comfortably, won at Ffos Las 2m nhf (6) gs in Apr beating Vice Et Vertu (11-5) by 7l, 8 ran.
Gentleman Jon 4-1 (11-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 6f out, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Master Rajeem (11-4) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Werenearlyoutofit (IRE) 10-3fav (10-13) Made all, clear briefly early stages, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Warwick 2m NH flat (6) sft in Dec beating Don't Be Late (11-2) by 2l, 16 ran.
Brother Brian (IRE) 9-4 (11-3) Held up mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 3f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Act Four (11-3) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Chase The Wind (IRE) Evensfav (10-10) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Orchard Road (11-2) at Wincanton 2m NH flat (6) sft in Apr.
Craiganee (IRE) 2-1 (10-13) Held up, closed 6f out, challenged over 2f out, edged right entering final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Viacometti (10-12) at Perth 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Ma'ire Rua (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, took keen hold, lost place over 5f out, closed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 12l behind Call Carlo (11-4) at Wincanton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Midnight Thunder (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, ld 5out, clr app 2out, quickened clr on run-in, easily, won at Horse And Jockey 3m ire ptp sft in Mar beating Champagne Splash (11-7) by 6l, 8 ran.
Mrs Jordan (IRE) 7-4fav (10-7) Mid-division, closed 9f out, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep beating Perfect Romance (10-2) by 11l, 13 ran.
Muckle Roe (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind It's All An Act (11-9) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gs in Sep.
My Wigwam Or Yours (IRE) 8-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, hung left on bend fron 5f out until over 2f out, one pace 1f out, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Lemony Bay (11-5) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in May.
Radharc Nahabhainn (IRE) 8-1 (10-11) Mid-division, headway 7f out, not much room and lost place 6f out, well held after, 8th of 14, 18l behind Take A Bow (11-1) at Chepstow 2m cond NH flat (6) gd.
The Govaness 8-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, won at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr beating Bonnet's Vino (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
The Kvilleken 9-2 (11-1) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 10l behind Master Red (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Trickaway (IRE) 6-4 (12-0) Tr ldrs, ld 6th, kow from 2out, won at Templemore 3m ire ptp gd in Apr beating Expressway Tommy (12-0) by 6l, 10 ran.
Vazaro Delafayette (FR) 10-11 (10-7) Ww; hdwy 4 out; led bet last 2; qcknd clr, won at New Forest 2m 4f ptp sft in Mar beating Flemensgael (12-0) by 15l, 7 ran.
Innocent Girl (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 12, 16l behind It's All An Act (11-9) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gs in Sep.