Anton Dolin is an interesting newcomer here for Richard Newland as he won three times on the Flat in 2011 for John Dunlop. The soft ground is a worry, however, and ZARZAL also sets a very decent standard on the form he's shown so far over hurdles. Evan Williams' four-year-old twice ran well behind the classy Grumeti last season and looked as though his turn wasn't far away when second to Karazhan over C&D 11 days ago. Calaf, who started favourite at Musselburgh on his second start over timber, may do better now tackling softer going and looks best of the rest ahead of winning pointer Chiquilline.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In touch, lost place over 3f out, headway 2f out, short of room over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Henry Clay (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct (flat).
Calaf 15-8fav (10-12) Held up well in rear, mistake 3rd, steady headway approaching 4th, chased leaders 4 out, ridden before 2 out, soon no extra, 5th of 13, 17l behind Smadynium (10-12) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Chiquilline (FR) 1-2 (12-0) Held up; hdwy 15; no imp 2 out, 3rd of 7, 16l behind My Lil Ledge (11-7) at Maisemore Park 3m ptp gd in Apr.
Engai (GER) 20-1 (11-0) Pulled hard, held up in rear, pulled way up to join leaders on wide outside 3rd, hung badly right after, ran out before next, in a race won by Lyvius (10-13) at Warwick 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar, 6 ran.
Harrys Yer Man 200-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, some headway before 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 33l behind Karazhan (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Monzino (USA) 200-1 (10-3) In rear, struggling halfway, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Spirit Of Shankly (10-10) at Stratford 2m mdn NH flat (5) gd in Mar.
No Likey (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Keen prominent, jinked right approaching 5th, with leader when stumbled on landing 4 out, weakened before 2 out, 7th of 11, 36l behind Kaysersberg (10-9) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs.
Nomadic Dreamer 66-1 (10-12) Raced keenly, pressed leader, led 4th, headed 2 out, stayed chasing leader until between last 2, no extra in 4th when mistake last, 4th of 9, 8l behind Imperial Leader (10-12) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Port Hill 66-1 (8-10) Raced wide keen held up, improved over 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 15l behind Incendo (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Oct (flat).
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 20-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, led narrowly 2nd, headed after 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 10, 37l behind Drum Valley (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Zarzal (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, went 3rd 2 out, stayed on flat, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Karazhan (11-0) at Ludlow 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.