The fascinating one here is Flemenson, who looked so progressive for the O'Neill team until pulling up at Haydock in January. The market should reflect stable expectations on this return to action, though he's yet to run on good ground. Taradrewe has found form in no uncertain manner the last twice but is up 20lb for those two successes. TINKER TIME caused a major shock last time in a hot Cheltenham handicap when clearly relishing his first taste of good ground and may be good enough to back up that success off a 7lb higher mark now he seems to have his conditions. Princely Player and Swallowshide are also of interest in a good race for the time of year.
Princely Player (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, pushed along after 4th, headway after 3 out, beaten 2 out, 9th of 24, 28l behind Don Poli (11-5) at Cheltenham 2m 4f (2) gd in Mar.
Flemenson (IRE) 4-1fav (11-2) In touch, pushed along before 7th, soon weakened, pulled up, in a race won by Top Wood (11-7) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb, 13 ran.
Swallowshide 8-1 (11-8) Raced wide, chased leader until before 3rd, disputing 2nd after until before 4 out, chased leaders, weakened well before 2 out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Champagne West (11-12) at Ascot 2m 6f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy in Jan.
Tinker Time (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, ridden approaching 2 out, challenged last, led flat, driven out, won at Cheltenham 3m nov hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr beating Be Bop Boru (10-6) by 1 1/4l, 19 ran.
Brackloon High (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Mid-division on inside, driven before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression in 7th when fell last, in a race won by Billy Dutton (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr, 17 ran.
Hindon Road (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Close up, ridden approching 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 11, 23l behind Kaysersberg (10-9) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Nov '12.
Taradrewe 5-4fav (10-10) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders approaching 3 out, went 3rd 2 out, led approaching last, soon clear, easily, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr beating Leader Of The Gang (11-9) by 6l, 15 ran.
Kalmbeforethestorm 33-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway before last, kept on, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Generous Ransom (11-3) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Dragon's Den (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) In rear, headway 8th, mistake 2 out, kept on, 4th of 12, 6l behind Decimus (11-1) at Ludlow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Somerset Lias (IRE) 15-2 (11-0) Mid-division, ridden after 6th, never on terms, weakened last, 8th of 12, 20l behind Liberty Court (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Green Belt Elite (FR) 25-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 6th, ridden and well beaten before 4 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Rydon Pynes (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr, 11 ran.
Exiles Return (IRE) 33-1 (10-1) Led, jumped right, headed when mistake 5th, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by North London (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Sep, 13 ran.