Cotillion is relatively unexposed over timber and could have more to offer while it will be a surprise if Alan King can't find a race for useful Flat performer Kings Troop off his current mark. Sentimentaljourney came good when upped in trip at Ffos Las last time but doesn't look an easy ride so the one to beat in this opener may be ALCALDE. Only 3lb higher than when a close-up second at Newbury in March, John Berry's charge found the ground too fast on his reappearance at Cheltenham but will have no excuses on that score here and is worth another chance.
Trafalgar Road (IRE) 11-2 (11-11) Chased leaders, every chance 2 out, weakened between last 2, 10th of 11, 28l behind Spirit River (11-12) at Cheltenham 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Dec '09.
Cotillion 5-4fav (11-5) Held up, hampered 2nd, headway 5th, went 2nd 7th, led after 2 out, headed approaching last, soon held by winner, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Wings Of Smoke (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Fabulous Fred (IRE) 14-1 (11-2) In touch, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, 10th of 18, 23l behind Red Harbour (10-11) at Sandown 2m 4f Grade 3 nov hcp hdl (1) gs in Mar '10.
Silver Accord (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Towards rear, mistake 4th and dropped last, headway under pressure approaching 3 out, mistake 2 out, not fluent and no extra last, 7th of 15, 29l behind Willandrich (9-11) at Aintree 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Phare Isle (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Held up, jumped right, in touch when not fluent 11th, weakened 3 out, went badly right and fell 2 out, in a race won by Vincitore (11-7) at Worcester 2m 7f nov chs (4) gd in Oct, 5 ran.
Ravenclaw (IRE) 25-1 (11-6) Led, joined when blundered badly and headed 4 out, soon weakened and eased, not recover, 7th of 11, 33l behind Gambo (10-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Oct.
Gilded Age 9-1 (11-7) Prominent, led after 5th, soon headed, ridden 3 out, weakened 2 out, 9th of 10, well behind Fountains Flypast (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Sep.
Enfant De Lune (FR) 40-1 (11-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened after 2 out, 15th of 17, 16l behind Remember Now (11-4) at Ayr 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr.
Alcalde 4-1 (10-6) Tracked leader until not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, beaten last, one pace, 6th of 8, 9l behind Star Of Aragon (9-11) at Cheltenham 2m hcp (3) gf in Oct.
Sentimentaljourney (IRE) 5-1fav (11-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along briefly after 5th, good headway 6th, chased leaders 4 out, went 2nd 3 out, led before and mistake last, stayed on well flat, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct beating Illysantachristina (10-13) by 3 1/2l, 15 ran.
Amirico (IRE) 4-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway approaching 7th, chased leaders 3 out, went 2nd after next, no impression before last, weakened flat, lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 10, 4l behind Mossini (11-3) at Folkestone 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Mar.
Warsaw Pact (IRE) 10-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders 9th, effort 4 out, weakened next, 6th of 9, 44l behind Lady Myfanwy (9-10) at Stratford 2m 7f hunt chs (5) gd in May.
Theologist (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, blundered 5th, never travelled after, eased from 3 out, tailed off, 13th of 15, 47l behind Sentimentaljourney (11-8) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Amore Mio (GER) 20-1 (11-5) Mid-division, outpaced 9th, mistake 2 out, rallied approaching last, stayed on flat, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Lewlaur Supreme (10-12) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in May.
Niceonefrankie 16-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, weakened from 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Ultravox (10-10) at Haydock 2m 4f nov hcp hdl (2) gf in Apr, 10 ran.
Posh Emily 16-1 (11-4) In rear, pushed along when not fluent 2nd, tailed off before 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, no impression, 7th of 13, 18l behind Swift Chap (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Oct.
Kings Troop 12-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway 5th, went 2nd after 3 out, every chance when hit 2 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 14, 15l behind Balerina (10-2) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Feb.
Share Option 10-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 3 out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 16, 13l behind Denton Ryal (10-6) at Worcester 2m sell hdl (5) gd in Jun.