Rangefinder won a 2m Chester handicap on the Flat for Jane Chapple-Hyam last year but finished tailed off on his reappearance at Ripon and is probably best watched on his hurdling debut for Andy Crook. Preference is for MR TALLYMAN, who belied his big odds when third in a Sedgefield handicap last month and appears to be improving. Gleann Na Ndochais wasn't disgraced when sixth to Sivola De Sivola over a longer trip at Perth last month and probably has a bit more scope than Master Performer, third twice here recently. Zaru has shown promise in bumpers and may be best of the rest.
Barliffey (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pulled hard, lost place when jumped big 4th, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Sounds Of Thunder (10-7) at Perth 2m hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Bello Regalo (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Led, hung right to paddock exit and headed after 5th, led again next, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened, fell 2 out, in a race won by Moorlands Jack (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf, 6 ran.
Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Prominent, took keen hold, led 6th, ridden and headed when mistake 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 14, 39l behind Sivola De Sivola (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Kalanisi Kid 150-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, hit 3rd and 5th, weakened approaching 3 out, 11th of 15, well behind Fiddlers Reel (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft.
Mr Tallyman 33-1 (11-6) Mid-division, headway after 4th, every chance 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Bocciani (11-9) at Sedgefield 2m 2f nov hcp hdl (2) gf in Apr.
Northern Acres 8-1 (11-9) Mid-division, weakened approaching 2 out, 12th of 15, 39l behind Sean Airgead (11-5) at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Parky (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, behind 3 out, 13th of 15, 49l behind Definite All Star (11-0) at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Rangefinder 40-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 28l behind Montaff (9-11) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr (flat).
Santiago Boy 40-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, badly hampered 8f out, never on terms, 8th of 16, 19l behind Fourth Estate (11-9) at Ayr 2m NH flat (4) gd in Apr.
Stronghaven (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Led, wandered and jumped slow 1st and 2nd, headed next, remained close up, led again after 4 out, wandered and headed 3 out, one pace and held when blundered last, 8th of 12, 13l behind Red Merlin (10-7) at Doncaster 2m 4yo nov stks (4) gd in Mar.
Zaru (FR) 6-1 (11-1) Held up mid-division, headway before 6f out to chase leaders, kept on one pace from 2f out, 4th of 11, 19l behind Rojo Vivo (10-11) at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Acol 200-1 (10-0) Towards rear, not fluent 1st, ridden after 4th, behind before 3 out, pulled up approaching 2 out, in a race won by Sounds Of Thunder (10-7) at Perth 2m hdl (4) gd in Apr, 11 ran.
Flyjack (USA) 125-1 (10-12) Pulled hard, soon tracking leader, weakened approaching 5th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Palawi (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 1f 4yo hdl (4) hvy in Feb, 8 ran.
Golden Emperor (IRE) 100-1 (10-1) Pulled hard, held up mid-division, outpaced 3 out, disputed well beaten 4th when mistake last, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 33l behind Odin's Raven (11-0) at Sedgefield 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Master Performer (USA) 9-2 (11-5) Held up in last, headway 2 out, switched right when not fluent last, stayed on, went 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Kai Broon (11-1) at Kelso 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Mid-division, pushed along 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, well behind Attaglance (11-3) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.