Hi Note was out of her depth at Cheltenham but still looks too high in the weights. Kambis easily beat Occasionally Yours over course and distance last month but was raised a massive 15lb and has quicker ground to cope with today. Scoglio had Ladies Dancing back in third when winning at Ludlow and should confirm the form but we'll give another chance to CANADIAN DIAMOND, who never figured in a big field at Aintree on Grand National day but should find this less competitive and appeared to be heading in the right direction when scoring at Ludlow earlier.
Hi Note 33-1 (11-6) Prominent, ridden and lost place before 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Big Time Billy (9-13) at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) gs in Apr, 16 ran.
Kambis 12-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, steady headway approaching 6th, went 3rd going well 3 out, challenged and led 2 out, not fluent last, pushed clear flat, easily, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr beating Occasionally Yours (11-0) by 13l, 11 ran.
Canadian Diamond (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Mid-division, pushed along 4 out, soon weakened, 19th of 22, well behind Cockney Sparrow (9-9) at Aintree 2m cond hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, no extra after 2 out, 5th of 12, 19l behind Seventh Sign (10-13) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Mohanad (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and weakened soon after 3 out, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Kenai Peninsula (11-7) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Apr.
Scoglio 25-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders before 3 out, challenged 2 out, edged right and led last, stayed on flat, won at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr beating Candelita (11-1) by 2l, 11 ran.
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Prominent, led approaching 2nd, headed briefly 3 out, ridden before headed next, well held when hit last, one pace and no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 11, 13l behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Ladies Dancing 4-1 (11-4) Chased leading pair, every chance when not fluent 3 out, chased leaders, stayed on under prerssure to take 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Scoglio (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Reggie Perrin 20-1 (10-12) Always behind, never a factor, 10th of 13, 28l behind Minella Special (11-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) Mid-division, not fluent 2 out, no impression, 6th of 11, 21l behind Starluck (11-9) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp (3) gs in Apr.