E STREET BOY has won five of eleven starts over timber including at Wincanton last time. He's been hit by a 9lb rise in the weights which looks a bit steep but his young rider's claim is a bonus and he can gain victory number six. Vintage Tea was well supported to land a Uttoxeter maiden last summer but has a long absence to overcome while Ya Hafed can't get his head in front over timber and was well beaten at Wincanton last time. Right Stuff has been going quite well in claimers on the Flat and the lightly-raced Peterbrown looked ready to win soon with a really good effort at Fontwell though conditions will be much quicker here.
Brilliant Barca 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd and hung right approaching 3 out, weakened soon after, 11th of 14, 27l behind Kenai Peninsula (11-7) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Vintage Tea 3-1 (10-11) Made all, drew well clear after 4 out, not fluent next, 6 lengths clear when went right next, soon ridden, hard pressed when went right again last, stayed on under pressure flat, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f 4yo mdn stks (4) gs in Jul beating Clarion Call (10-8) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Gores Island (IRE) 28-1 (10-6) Held up towards rear, jumped slowly 1st, headway 4th, mistake 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 9, 24l behind Araldur (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs.
E Street Boy 4-1fav (11-9) Mid-division, headway approaching 7th, challenged after 3 out, led next, idled after last, driven out, won at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Feb beating Union Saint (11-7) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Right Stuff (FR) 12-1 (11-2) Behind, mistake 4th, headway 3 out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 13l behind Tornado In Milan (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Brough Academy (IRE) 14-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place approaching 7th, behind 10th, tailed off when pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Mr Puck (11-8) at Southwell 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb, 9 ran.
Peterbrown (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 7th, ridden afetr 3 out, went 3rd towards finish, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Loudmouth (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Ya Hafed 16-1 (10-3) Close up, in 3rd before 2 out, weakened last, 6th of 17, 35l behind Midnight Prayer (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.
Native Colony 33-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, soon under pressure, weakened before last, 5th of 6, 30l behind Smart Exit (10-12) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Chilworth Screamer 3-1 (10-7) With leader, jumped left 1st, led and jumped left next, headed 3 out, soon beaten, 4th of 5, 22l behind All Annalena (11-12) at Towcester 2m mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Mar.