Heathcliff will like the ground but usually needs a couple or runs to put him straight. Raslan appears to be going backwards but Caddie Master is progressive, though has gone up 15lb since completing his hat-trick at Newton Abbot. King Of Dubai won over 2m6f here in January and returned to winning ways at Uttoxeter in April but may need this while stablemate Dream Alliance and Peter Bowen's Always Waining are better over fences. NO PRINCIPLES made a very promising return to action when fifth at Aintree last month and, 2lb lower here, can land this for the Julian Smith yard.
Heathcliff (IRE) 13-2 (11-2) With winner until before 2nd, chased leaders, ridden after 8th, weakened approaching 4 out, 4th of 9, 29l behind Thelobstercatcher (10-11) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Raslan 11-2 (10-7) Led, jumped right 2nd, headed approaching 7th, hit 9th, lost place approaching 2 out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Paint The Clouds (10-7) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gf in Oct.
Frontier Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway after 3rd, reminders and lost place 6th, rallied after 8th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Trendelenburg (10-7) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
No Principles 25-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, switched left before next, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 14, 15l behind Rival D'estruval (10-0) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.
Caddie Master (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Held up in rear, headway after 6th, led 2 out, comfortably, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Sep beating Picot de Say (10-13) by 3l, 11 ran.
King of Dubai 9-2 (11-0) Made all, ridden before last, stayed on strongly, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf in Apr beating Points of View (11-12) by 5l, 6 ran.
Dream Alliance 40-1 (10-10) In touch, dropped towards rear 9th, no danger after, 8th of 15, 22l behind Sizing Australia (10-9) at Cheltenham 3m 7f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar.
Bruslini (FR) 2-1 (11-6) Took keen hold, held up, headway approaching 7th, chased leading pair 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Five Star Wilsham (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr '10.
Lamboro Lad (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Led, headed when mistake 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Rival D'estruval (10-0) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct.
Always Waining (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Towards rear, headway before 10th, chased leaders 3 out, went 2nd last, led before elbow, kept on well, driven out, won at Aintree 2m 5f lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Apr beating Mon Parrain (11-6) by 4l, 30 ran.