TRUCKERS PRINCESS won this last year on soft ground off a 2lb higher mark and is back in a seller for the first time since. She showed a bit more at Warwick last time, when Nicky Nutjob was well adrift, and may prove best of a modest bunch again. Dalrymple has to go on the short-list following his second over 2m4f at Hereford but King's Road is still a maiden over hurdles and was beaten 40 lengths when third at Fakenham last month. Leicester runner-up The Society Man also has a bit to find on the book.
Marino Prince (FR) 25-1 (11-9) In rear, moderate effort after 5th, never involved, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Majestic Bull (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) hvy.
The Society Man (IRE) 22-1 (10-12) Keen close up, ridden to lead approaching 2 out, headed and mistake last, stayed on, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Reaction (11-1) at Leicester 2m sll hdl (5) sft.
Castle Myth (USA) 33-1 (10-4) Chased leader, led 2nd, mistake 4th, ridden and headed 8th, weakened and mistake 4 out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Mr Muddle (10-10) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Apr '11.
Dalrymple (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Held up in mid-division, headway after 5th, went 3rd and jumped left 2 out, stayed on to take 2nd last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 5l behind Master Of The Sea (11-7) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
King's Road 8-1 (10-9) Tracked winner, hit 5th, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 3rd of 7, 40l behind Amok (11-12) at Fakenham 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov.
Truckers Princess (IRE) 12-1 (10-5) Chased leading pair, went 2nd 5th, led narrowly after 3 out, headed before 2 out, no impression when lost 2nd between last 2, weakened, 5th of 11, 23l behind Majestic Bull (10-5) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) hvy.
Thoroughly Red (IRE) 16-1 (10-1) Chased clear leader, moderate 5th halfway, closer 4 out, no extra from 2 out, 9th of 16, 39l behind Shamiran (11-6) at Punchestown 2m nov hcp hdl 80-109 in Nov '10.
Catawollow 25-1 (10-5) Always in rear, weakened 3 out, 11th of 12, well behind Shilpa (10-5) at Fakenham 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 22-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced before 3 out, soon no impression, 4th of 13, 19l behind Drussell (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft.
Pobs Trophy 12-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, weakening when blundered 2 out, 8th of 11, 26l behind Dark Energy (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) sft in Nov.
Napoletano (ITY) 40-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in last, not fluent 4th, headway when mistake 8th, not fluent and ridden 3 out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 49l behind Gulf Punch (11-10) at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Aug '11.
Simplified 150-1 (9-8) Mid-division, weakened 4 out, 7th of 12, well behind Oscar Hill (11-0) at Huntingdon 2m clm hdl (5) sft in Nov.