Most of these are in good heart, although Cinevator has a real challenge to overcome at the weights. Bedouin Bay and EDMAAJ finished first and third over 2m4f on soft ground at Worcester recently but the latter is taken to reverse placings on 11lb better terms and with forecast quicker conditions sure to play to his strengths. There's a slight doubt about his resolution but he's worth another chance around this sharp track. My Lord is not ruled out despite having a first run of the year over timber as he's been in decent form on the Flat and a recent Newbury third, when beaten under a length, was encouraging. Campbonnias is another short-list candidate as his profile suggests that he's a far happier horse over hurdles than fences.
Cinevator (IRE) 20-1 (11-5) Raced freely, led, well clear from 2nd not fluent 7th, reduced lead after 3 out, rider dropped whip flat, held on well, won at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf beating Dollar Bill (11-4) by 1l, 8 ran.
Edmaaj (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Hung left almost throughout, held up in touch, headway tracking leaders 6th, led 3 out, driven along and joined 2 out, hung left and headed last, one pace flat and no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Bedouin Bay (10-13) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in May.
Campbonnais (FR) 6-1 (11-10) Chased leaders, ridden 5th, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 13l behind West Cork Flash (11-4) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Bedouin Bay 4-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, headway on outside approaching 3 out, soon tracking leaders and going well, switched left before 2 out, led last, ridden clear flat, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in May beating Who Am I (10-6) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Ocean Club 7-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent 6th, soon outpaced, well beaten from after next, last of 6, well behind Elmore Back (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in May.
My Lord 7-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, hampered 3rd, headway when not fluent next, not fluent and lost place 5th, well beaten from 3 out, 6th of 8, 38l behind Hi Tide (11-2) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Cinematique (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Mistake 1st, last after, not fluent and ridden from 3rd, behind 6th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Cinevator (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf, 8 ran.
Epee Celeste (FR) 7-2fav (10-13) Held up, mistake 8th, headway 10th, went 2nd before 13th, 4 lengths down after 2 out, closed last, led towards finish, won at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May beating Monroe Park (10-6) by 1l, 8 ran.