Most of these are struggling for form with the exceptions of TAIGAN and Samingarry. However, that pair are so closely matched they dead-heated for first over track and trip last month. The latter has finished runner-up since then and been raised another 3lb, so Taigan gets the nod to come out the clear winner on this occasion. Hi Tide finished a bit closer when third over a shorter trip here last time and Fine Resolve could make the frame if back to his best.
Bugsy's Boy 66-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, weakened after 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Midnight Prayer (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Apr, 17 ran.
The Mumper (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) In touch on inside, pushed along and lost place after 6th, soon given reminders, ridden in 6th and struggling after 3 out, weakened before next, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Occasionally Yours (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.
Knockraheen (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Led after 1st, headed 7th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind Count Guido Deiro (11-1) at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.
Goodtoknow 8-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, soon in mid-division, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Market Option (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 13 ran.
Jukebox Melody (IRE) 22-1 (10-11) Mid-division on outside, reminder after 1st and 6th, headway after 7th, lost place when mistake 9th, soon well beaten, pulled up after, in a race won by Arctic Court (10-13) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr, 13 ran.
Taigan (FR) 25-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway after 7th, challenged 9th, led 3 out, headed narrowly towards finish, battled back to join leader post, won at Southwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr deadheating with Samingarry (11-4), 12 ran.
Hi Tide (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway 3 out, went 3rd before last, stayed on same pace, no impression on leading pair, 3rd of 16, 10l behind Musnad (10-9) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Samingarry (FR) 5-2fav (11-3) Mid-division, headway 6th, lost place next, rallied before 2 out, soon went 2nd and hung left, stayed on, not able to get to winner, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Call Me Sir (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Apr.
Van Diemens Land (USA) 4-1fav (11-9) Chased leaders, weakened before 2 out, mistake last, 7th of 9, 31l behind Walden Prince (10-8) at Sandown 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Mar.
Wild Tonto (IRE) 18-1 (11-4) Held up, went left and awkward 2nd, headway on outside approaching 3 out, soon pushed along and weakened, 6th of 9, 28l behind Party Palace (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Caught By Witness (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, went 3rd from 4th, chased leaders in 3rd before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 6th of 9, 32l behind Prize Fighter (10-0) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Fine Resolve 9-2 (10-12) Held up in rear, bumped 1st, not fluent 4th, jumped left and headway next, mistake 6th, not fluent 3 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 36l behind Feb Thirtyfirst (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.