L'Unique defied a big weight to win well over 2m4f at Sandown two weeks ago but is stepping into unknown territory over this trip and has another 7lb to carry. Kris Spin has been climbing the weights despite not winning but never seems to run a bad race and this longer distance should suit the lightly-raced Big Hands Harry on his handicap debut. Broadway Buffalo is better than his form figures suggest while Cross Kennon will ensure there is no hanging about. BIG EASY represents a stable that has won this twice in the last six years and he made a very promising reappearance in a Grade 3 at Aintree. He's only a pound higher than when winning at Cheltenham last spring. Join The Clan and Wyse Hill Teabags may be the pick of the remainder.
L'unique (FR) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, challenged after 2 out, led when left clear last, ran on well, won at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gs in Apr beating Cash And Go (11-10) by 8l, 9 ran.
Kris Spin (IRE) 7-4 (11-5) With leader, led before 3rd, ridden and headed 2 out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Silsol (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Dolatulo (FR) 5-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 7th until approaching 3 out, chased leaders, weakened next, 6th of 7, 16l behind Fruity O'Rooney (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in Apr.
Trackmate 9-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, not much room 9th, headway 2 out, switched left approaching last, led flat, driven out, won at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in Oct beating Benbane Head (11-2) by hd, 20 ran.
Big Easy (GER) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, ridden before 2 out, kept on same pace, 6th of 22, 8l behind Doctor Harper (11-3) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Big Hands Harry 1-2fav (11-7) Chased leaders, jumped slowly throughout, reminders 6th, stayed on to go 2nd after 2 out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Monkey Kingdom (11-2) at Bangor 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Broadway Buffalo (IRE) 10-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, driven after 3 out, soon one pace, lost place next, weakened before last, 8th of 14, 12l behind Brother Brian (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Cross Kennon (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Prominent, led after 3 out, ridden and headed before last, weakened, 7th of 17, 33l behind Kingsmere (10-0) at Cheltenham 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) gd in Apr.
Softsong (FR) 25-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up in touch, lost place before 4th, well beaten after 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Brother Brian (10-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr, 14 ran.
Wyse Hill Teabags 5-1 (11-10) Led to after 2nd, tracked leader, lost place and driven after 4 out, ridden before next, one pace in 5th approaching last, stayed on flat, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Brother Du Berlais (11-7) at Ayr 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-155 (2) gs in Apr.
Join The Clan (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 8th, challenged after 4 out, led next, 2 lengths clear last, soon ridden, headed and no extra near finish, 2nd of 17, nk behind Billy Dutton (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Scotsbrook Cloud Evensfav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 11th, hit 4 out, ridden before last, kept on to lead close home, won at Hereford 3m 1f nov chs (4) gf in Sep '12 beating Stonethrower (11-7) by shd, 5 ran.
Mojolika 14-1 (11-7) Held up behind, headway under pressure 3 out, stayed on to chase leaders approaching last, never on terms, 5th of 16, 12l behind Carlton Jack (10-11) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gd in Apr.
Firebird Flyer (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, chased leaders after 5 out, outpaced in 4th when mistake 2 out, ridden and stayed on to take modest 3rd flat, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 11, 7l behind No Planning (10-6) at Haydock 3m hcp chs (2) gd in Apr.