SHUH SHUH GAH finished a close-up third at Plumpton last time. The runner-up has subsequently won and David Bridgewater's charge won't have to improve much on that to come out best today. Up For An Oscar had been threatening to open his account before failing to complete at Aintree and Minellaforlunch was still in contention when falling at Huntingdon last time. Jojabean has bits of form that entitle him to consideration and bumper winner Bhakti is worth keeping an eye on having his first start for over a year.
Aliking 66-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 1st, not fluent 3rd, reminders and struggling after next, jumped right 6th, tailed off next, pulled up after 4 out, in a race won by Silver Eagle (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr, 14 ran.
Bhakti (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Made virtually all, stayed along on inside in straight, briefly headed over 1f out, driven and stayed on gamely inside final furlong, won at Catterick 2m Conditional Nat Hunt Flat Race (4-6yo) (6) gd in Feb '12 beating Spring Lane (11-2) by nk, 15 ran.
Fling Me (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) In touch, pushed along and lost place before 7th, outpaced before next, plugging on in modest 5th under pressure before 2 out, 6th of 11, 23l behind Seebright (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Jojabean (IRE) 7-2fav (11-11) In touch, weakened and pulled up before 7th, in a race won by Duaiseoir (11-7) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Dec, 16 ran.
Lucanor (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway 8th, ridden after 3 out, 5th and no impression 2 out, 7th of 9, 23l behind Leo Luna (10-13) at Bangor 3m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Minellaforlunch (IRE) 11-2 (10-13) In touch, slow 6th, fell 4 out, in a race won by Mcllhatton (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 10 ran.
Mister Newby (IRE) 7-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear and raced wide, soon mid-division, one pace from 3 out, weakened last, 7th of 14, 26l behind Mr Watson (11-5) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.
Nail 'm (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Mid-division, not fluent 5th, ridden next, stayed on from 2 out, went 4th last, not able to get on terms, 4th of 12, 16l behind Western Jo (11-0) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.
Shuh Shuh Gah (IRE) 9-2 (11-2) Led until 2nd, remained prominent, every chance 3 out, hampered next, stayed on under pressure, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Leviathan (11-2) at Plumpton 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in Feb.
Up For An Oscar (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, mistake 1st, never on terms, well beaten when pulled up soon after 3 out, in a race won by Master Of The Sea (10-7) at Aintree 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 13 ran.
Whenindoubtdoit (IRE) 6-1 (10-9) Tracked winner, ridden and outpaced from 3out, 2nd of 6, 39l behind Broadway Buffalo (11-12) at Plumpton 2m 5f nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Otto Nicolai 25-1 (8-12) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 24l behind Scarlet Prince (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo mdn sll (5) gd in Aug (flat).
Yazdi (IRE) 25-1 (10-2) Held up in rear, mistake 5th, headway after 3 out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Watered Silk (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Tibberton Tara 200-1 (10-2) Behind, struggling from 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Barton Stacey (11-0) at Towcester 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gf in May '12, 13 ran.