Point-to-point winner CLONDAW DRAFT made a promising start in a bumper at Bangor when runner-up to Karazhan. The latter has won twice subsequently and Donald McCain's charge is the one to beat on that form. Biggar has failed to threaten in either start but in better company than Caddells Row has faced so far and he could prove next best ahead of Magic Present. Chester Legend is a half-brother to winning hurdler and chaser Lenrey and is worth noting on his racecourse debut along with Taylor.
Biggar (IRE) 14-1 (10-10) Mid-division on outside, lost place 4f out, soon behind, 8th of 12, 30l behind Frankie's Promise (11-10) at Perth 2m NH flat (5) gs in Apr.
Caddells Row 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, lost place 6f out, soon weakened and behind, 10th of 12, 43l behind Silentplan (11-2) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) sft in Mar.
Chester Legend Pasternak gelding out of Sally Smith.
Clondaw Draft (IRE) 2-1fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, led 4f out, ridden, edged left and headed over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Karazhan (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH flat (6) gs in Oct.
Magic Present 20-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, weakened over 5f out, 8th of 16, 16l behind Act Four (11-3) at Towcester 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Proud Jack 5-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway to track leaders halfway, went 2nd over 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 3rd of 7, 41l behind Ziggie (11-2) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Macgregor's Ace Tobougg gelding out of Bridge Pal.
Royal Rojo Prince Daniel gelding out of Micklow Magic.
Dorset Dora 33-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, headway before 4f out, went 4th before 3f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 11, 27l behind Amazing Scenes (10-12) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd.
Taylor (IRE) Presenting filly out of Britway Lady.