Elenika may struggle to reverse Ascot running with Fairy Rath and subsequent Ayr score Conquisto here and stable companion Aikideau simply doesn't look good enough. Attaglance didn't run badly in the Liverpool Hurdle last time but his form over fences is moderate to say the least. Dolatulo is improving at a rate of knots, however, and was impressive when completing his hat-trick at Chepstow while Dare Me finally got off the mark in a three-runner race over course and distance in March. Tony Star has a chance if ignoring his latest run here but the handicapper hasn't done Ayr winner Ulysse Collonges any favours. KING OF THE NIGHT looks well treated on his first venture into handicap company over the larger obstacles and has the pace to cope with the drop in distance - he may just represent a bit of value.
Conquisto 5-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, headway before 5th, went 2nd before 4 out, led before 2 out, clear before last, eased towards finish, won at Ayr 2m lstd hcp chs (1) gd in Apr beating His Excellency (10-13) by 6l, 7 ran.
Desert Cry (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, pushed along 5 out, soon outpaced, plugged on from 4 out, left 3rd from last, never dangerous, 3rd of 6, 27l behind Rajdhani Express (11-7) at Ayr 2m 4f nov chs G2 (1) gd in Apr.
Tony Star (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, took keen hold, not fluent 7th, ridden to close when not fluent 4 out, mistake 2 out, blundered and weakened last, 10th of 12, 26l behind Cedre Bleu (11-2) at Haydock 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Mar.
Ulysse Collonges (FR) 11-4 (10-5) Held up in 4th, closed 6th, went 2nd before 8th, led after 4 out, clear 2 out, easily, won at Ayr 2m Novice Handicap Chase (0-140) (5yo+) (3) gs in Apr beating Rebel Rebellion (11-5) by 6l, 4 ran.
King Of The Night (GER) 2-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 4th on inside, went 3rd 5 out, effort and every chance when blundered 2 out, soon ridden, no impression with winner flat, went 2nd final stride, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Theatrical Star (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) gd in Apr.
Attaglance 28-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, with leader 8th, ridden and weakened from 2 out, 8th of 13, 29l behind Solwhit (11-7) at Aintree 3m hdl G1 (1) gs in Apr.
Poole Master 20-1 (11-3) Led until 5th, led 7th, headed approaching last, weakened flat, 10th of 17, 11l behind Party Rock (10-1) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Dolatulo (FR) 9-4 (11-4) Jumped left at times, tracked leader, led 9th, headed after 11th, led approaching 5 out, clear 4 out, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr beating Down The Stretch (9-13) by 16l, 7 ran.
Tour D'argent (FR) 50-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway into mid-division, 4 out, weakened 2 out, 19th of 28, 49l behind Medinas (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp hdl Grade 3 (1) gs in Mar.
Elenika (FR) 11-4 (11-7) In touch, took closer order 4 out, every chance 2 out, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 7, 3l behind King Edmund (11-9) at Wincanton 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Gallox Bridge 7-2 (11-10) Led, clear 4 out, reduced lead when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Morgan's Bay (9-10) at Kempton 2m nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Mar, 7 ran.
Dare Me (IRE) 6-5fav (11-0) Made all, jumped right at times, clear approaching 4 out, not fluent last, stayed on well, won at Haydock 2m nov chs (3) gs in Mar beating Shadows Lengthen (11-4) by 10l, 3 ran.
Ciceron (IRE) 3-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, ridden in 3rd after 5 out, not fluent 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 7, 33l behind Granville Island (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m nov chs (4) gd in Apr.
Fairy Rath (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4th, led 3 out, driven and stayed on gamely flat, held on, won at Ascot 2m 1f Novice Handicap Chase (0-145) (5yo+) (2) gd in Apr beating Greywell Boy (10-6) by nk, 9 ran.
Heez A Cracker (FR) 9-2 (11-7) Held up in last pair, headway 3 out, switched left and staying on same pace when fell 2 out, in a race won by Silver Roque (11-12) at Newbury 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Mar, 8 ran.
Aikideau (FR) 10-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, challenged on outside 11th, left clear 3rd next, outpaced 3 out, no chance with winner in narrow 2nd when fell next, in a race won by Rajdhani Express (11-6) at Kempton 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Dec, 8 ran.