Border Lad won over a longer trip here in February and is only a couple of pounds higher than when second at the track in April. All the better for a recent run at Ludlow, he could go close today. Tarabela probably isn't badly treated but finished tailed off on her reappearance at Taunton, as did Tin Pot Man here last time. TSARINOVA didn't fare too badly when fourth to Veiled at Warwick on her handicap debut in March. She hasn't raced since but, from the same family as classy chaser The Tsarevich, should improve with age and can get off the mark in this modest heat. Monn Royal is another returning from a break but could also be worth watching for future reference.
Hassadin 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until 5th, ridden after 7th, weakened approaching 3 out, 6th of 7, 30l behind Three Ships (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jul '10.
Tin Pot Man (IRE) 5-1 (10-11) Towards rear, ridden approaching 7th, behind after 8th, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Oscar Prairie (10-11) at Hereford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
Tsarinova 9-2 (11-4) In touch in mid-division, closed 7th, ridden after next, outpaced by leaders approaching 2 out, 4th of 11, 16l behind Veiled (11-9) at Warwick 2m 5f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Tarabela 14-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2nd until approaching 4th, ridden 8th, weakened from 3 out, last of 5, well behind Orion Express (11-4) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf.
Jackers 22-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 2 out, hampered and left in 2nd at last, kept on, 2nd of 17, 5l behind Exulto (11-5) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Apr '10.
Monn Royal (FR) 9-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, driven and outpaced approaching 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Canal Bank (11-3) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.
Call Me Frankie (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up, headway 4th, weakened 3 out, mistake 2 out, 6th of 11, 21l behind There And Then (11-0) at Chepstow 2m NH mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Phoenix Eye 25-1 (9-7) In rear, pushed along before 3 out, weakened from 2 out, 7th of 8, 34l behind Not Til Monday (11-2) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
World Watch (IRE) 150-1 (10-12) Not fluent early, always in rear, 15th of 18, well behind Distime (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Ophelia's Kiss 100-1 (9-12) Held up, always towards rear, 8th of 9, 28l behind Gleann Eagas (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Galantos (GER) 14-1 (11-6) Towards rear, lost place from 5 out, 6th of 12, 32l behind Gross Prophet (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy.
Border Lad 7-2 (10-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along 7th, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 17l behind Maderson Blue (10-2) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Fletch And Lenny (IRE) 66-1 (11-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 6th, soon weakened, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Maderson Blue (10-2) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.