In a wide-open staying hurdle the Paul Nicholls trained Picture This is fancied to go well after a victory last time but we instead opt for consistency and POKANOKET with Love Of Tara also well in the mix. Last year's winner of the race Elzahann is also set to go here and with that victory coming on her first attempt at this track she may go well from just 3lbs higher in the handicap. The pick comes here on form having only been outside the top three places once in 11 starts. Her run when finding just the in-form Banjaxed Girl too good two starts ago now reads very well and after a bold bid over this trip last time she looks set for another big run. Picture This hasn't had that much racing recently but has shown progressive form since returning from his latest absence. It only took two runs before he was back on top last time and the handicapper seems to have been fair. Love Of Tara recorded a facile success in a novice event on her last start and looks competitive back in handicap company while Mous Of Men won a decent contest at Sandown on the last time we saw him and if his stamina holds he'll have every chance. It really is wide open but Pokanoket is unexposed at this trip and can make consistence count.
Jaunty Flight 33-1 (11-2) Towards rear when fell 4th, in a race won by From Dawn To Dusk (11-0) at Aintree 3m 1f list hcp ch (1) gd in Apr, 16 ran.
Amber Brook (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Held up, behind when fell 4th, in a race won by Banjaxed Girl (11-3) at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) gd in Apr, 16 ran.
Captive Audience (IRE) 3-1 (10-13) Made all, soon clear, ran on strongly, unchallenged (no time taken), won at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Cool Mission (11-9) by 25l, 11 ran.
Oscar Bay (IRE) 10-1 (11-6) Held up in rear, pushed along 5th, driven and headway from 2 out, chased leaders last, stayed on under pressure to lead near finish, won at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr beating Karanja (11-2) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Alderluck (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) In touch, blundered 9th, soon lost place, 18th of 21, well behind Ringaroses (11-0) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Erzen (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Chased leaders to after 3 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Buena Vista (10-1) at Cheltenham 3m lstd hcp hdl (1) gs in Mar, 24 ran.
Al Co (FR) 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, led 3 out, hard ridden after next, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf in Apr beating To Arms (11-4) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Soft Spoken Guy (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Took keen hold, led until 3rd, led 6th until 8th, led 3 out, ridden and headed after 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Meath All Star (11-6) at Perth 3m nov hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Superior Wisdom (IRE) 33-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear when fell 4th, in a race won by Merigo (10-0) at Ayr 4m hcp chs G3 (1) gd in Apr, 30 ran.
Love of Tara 11-8fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 6th, led before 3 out, clear when rider lost iron next, ridden out, comfortably, won at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr beating Saveiro (11-0) by 16l, 12 ran.
Viking Blond (FR) 5-4fav (11-5) Tracked leader, led approaching 2 out, blundered and headed last, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Elbow High (10-10) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Apr.
Picture This (IRE) 5-1fav (10-3) Mid-division, headway 3 out, ridden to lead before last, stayed on well flat, won at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr beating Quickbeam (10-11) by 4 1/2l, 14 ran.
Green Mile 25-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, 6th and effort 2 out, soon no extra, eased before last, 6th of 7, 25l behind Won In The Dark (11-5) at Leopardstown 2m 2f hdl sft in Feb.
Sangfroid 5-1 (10-10) Hit 1st, chased leader until 3 out, handy, pushed along before 2 out, kept on well flat, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Mous Of Men (10-6) at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr.
Heathcliff (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, ridden approaching 3 out, never dangerous, 8th of 21, 26l behind Ringaroses (11-0) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Mous Of Men (FR) 7-2fav (10-6) Mid-division, headway to go prominent before 4th, led 3 out, wandered before last, stayed on well flat, won at Sandown 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr beating Dantari (10-6) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.
Barafundle (IRE) 12-1 (11-1) Not jumped well, always behind, tailed off, 12th of 14, well behind Picture This (10-3) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gd in Apr.
Pokanoket (IRE) 8-1 (10-5) Prominent, raced keenly, hung right after 7th, outpaced approaching 3 out, stayed on well flat, not reached winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Carole's Legacy (11-12) at Ayr 3m hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Elzahann (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Always behind, 10th of 15, 30l behind Mith Hill (10-5) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gs in Mar.
Penylan Star (IRE) 3-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway after 6th, challenged next, led 9th, headed approaching 3 out, soon led again, driven out flat, won at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr beating Express Leader (11-1) by 6l, 10 ran.
Wychwoods Legend 10-1 (11-10) Tracked winner to 19th, driven and outpaced when hit 3 out, soon ridden, kept on same pace from next, no impression, 4th of 13, 11l behind Gentle Ranger (11-12) at Cheltenham 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Fin Vin de Leu (GER) 8-1 (11-6) Chased leader, not fluent 3rd, challenged 3 out, ridden before 2 out, weakened before last, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Alhaque (10-9) at Ascot 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.