Sure Thing kept finding off the front end at Towcester last time having set a strong gallop. But he may not get his own way out in front here as several of his rivals also like to race up the pace. Exeter winner Fuzzy Logic is one and course and distance second Edgar Jones another and that may set the pace up for one of the hold-up horses. BELLS OF BERLIN came good over the longer trip at Wincanton last time and, on a line through Chilworth Screamer, appears to have the measure of Monderon. Argaum has the past form to figure but previous tries over this distance suggest he has stamina limitations.
Sure Thing (FR) 16-1 (11-12) Led, clear to 4 out, headed narrowly 2 out, rallied to regain lead last, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Apr beating Bob Lewis (10-11) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Edgar Jones 40-1 (10-12) Prominent, under pressure 5 out, weakened after next, left in modest 2nd at last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 28l behind Fishing Bridge (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Arctic Pond (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up in touch, not fluent 4th, ridden before next, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 11th of 15, well behind Royal Guardsman (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Bells Of Berlin 20-1 (10-6) Mid-division, headway 3 out, led next, not fluent last, ran on well, won at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf beating Chilworth Screamer (11-12) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Monderon (FR) 25-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, went 3rd before next, soon well held by front pair, dropped to 4th towards finish, 4th of 12, 29l behind Chilworth Screamer (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Argaum (IRE) 11-1 (11-12) Behind, pushed along 4 out, headway before 2 out, went 4th after last, kept on, nearest at finish, 4th of 13, 14l behind Foxcub (11-9) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Sir Benfro 9-1 (11-3) Prominent on inside, lost place 4th, behind from next, tailed off 2 out (usual 3 out), soon pulled up, in a race won by Cladding (11-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Mar, 11 ran.
Fuzzy Logic (IRE) 16-1 (10-2) Disputed lead throughout, ridden and narrow advantage after last, stayed on under pressure flat, just held on, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov sell hdl (5) gd in Apr beating Molon Labe (11-3) by hd, 5 ran.
Just The Job (IRE) 8-1 (11-7) Led, not fluent 8th, headed after next, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 12, well behind Giveitachance (10-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Oct.
Troubletimestwo (FR) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division outpaced 3 out, soon ridden, weakened last, 7th of 10, 22l behind Grey Missile (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Rainbow Haze 14-1 (11-1) Led, clear 2nd, not fluent 3rd, headed when mistake 5th, soon weakened, tailed off when mistake 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Dresden (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr, 16 ran.
Gwili Spar 100-1 (11-0) Mid-division, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Azure Aware (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Hero's Call 4-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, hit 7th, went 3rd approaching 3 out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 28l behind Indian Citizen (10-1) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.