SEEBRIGHT returns from a break but was a progressive sort in novice events last season, winning three times. He won a bumper in January following a nine-month absence and, with the ground not likely to be a problem, Victor Dartnall's six-year-old can defy top weight in this. Gores Island bids to follow up a surprise victory at Sandown off a 5lb higher mark and has every chance of doing so if in the same mood while Tijori arrives off the back of a win at Chepstow, though has been well beaten on the Flat since. Promised Wings will have benefitted from his run at Chepstow but The Pier may need this and Whipcrackaway is tried in headgear after running poorly at Sandown.
Seebright 11-4fav (11-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 2 out, led last, kept on well, won at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr beating Look For Love (11-3) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Promised Wings (GER) 16-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, led before 4 out, headed 4 out, weakened before 3 out, 9th of 13, well behind Minella For Steak (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy.
The Pier (IRE) 6-1 (10-8) Held up, took keen hold, headway on outside 3 out, ridden approaching last, stayed on same pace flat, 4th of 8, 4l behind Jumps Road (11-2) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.
Tijori (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led between last 2, hard ridden flat, held on in closing stages, won at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Oct beating Berkeley Barron (11-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Gores Island (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, took keen hold, closed 3rd, challenged 2 out, led before last, driven out, won at Sandown 2m 4f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy beating Dawn Twister (11-2) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Smart Freddy 2-7fav (11-2) Tracked leader, pushed along after 3 out, led 2 out, soon edged right, driven out, won at Stratford 2m nov hdl (4) gd in Jul '11 beating Hes Our Lad (11-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Shannon Spirit (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Led until fell 9th, in a race won by Lough Derg Way (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f nov chs 0-110 (4) gf in May, 13 ran.
Whipcrackaway (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, pushed along after 4th, well beaten before 2 out, 11th of 13, 28l behind Hawkhill (11-7) at Sandown 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy.