Line D'Aois won over course and distance in October on only his second start under Rules but hasn't been seen since. Hail The Brave pulled too hard when only fifth at Ayr last time but has ability and should find a small race before long. Newcomer Focal Point represents a powerful NH yard but their bumper horses often need a run or two. DEVENISH ISLAND looked in need of the run at Ascot in February and ran accordingly. But last year's Carlisle and Towcester winner will strip fitter here and will also be helped by Daragh Bourke's claim - he gets the nod.
Devenish Island 12-1 (11-4) Prominent, pushed along 7f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 42l behind A Vos Gardes (10-4) at Ascot 2m NH flat (4) sft in Feb.
Line D'aois (IRE) 15-8fav (10-11) Held up, headway on inside 12f out, not much room 6f out or 5f out, not clear run over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed clear inside final furlong, won at Hexham 2m cond NH flat (6) gd in Oct beating Royal Ripple (10-11) by 4l, 12 ran.
Hail The Brave (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 11l behind Heritage Way (11-0) at Ayr 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Jepeck (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) In touch in 5th, went 4th over 3f out, soon pushed along, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 34l behind Go Conquer (11-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Last Of The Oats Luso gelding out of Easter Oats.
Thereverend Clover Revoque gelding out of Ring Of Clover.
The Trigger (IRE) Beneficial gelding out of Ardrom.
Youngdocgallagher (IRE) 11-1 (10-11) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and rider dropped stick and headed over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 5, 8l behind Belmount (11-2) at Towcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Focal Point Pivotal gelding out of Centreofattention.
Toarmandowithlove (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Raced wide, took keen hold towards rear, headway to chase leaders halfway, 4th one pace and no impression final 3f, tailed off, 5th of 11, well behind Chezzy (10-12) at Carlisle 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) gd in Apr.