Irish raider Celtic Monarch has raced in better company, including a Listed contest at Limerick earlier this month, so should find this to his liking. Troyan has a penalty to carry for his Ludlow victory but that's unlikely to prevent another big effort and the runner-up won subsequently. Oscar Tanner appeared to be suited by a longer trip at Fontwell but Elmore Black may appreciate this quicker ground after a fair debut on heavy going at Uttoxeter. Given his trainer's record in these races, REVERB looks the one to be on as he's bred to enjoy the type of ground he'll encounter here and should have enough pace to make a winning debut.
Troyan (IRE) 4-1 (11-2) Towards rear, behind 6f out, headway over 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Ludlow 2m nhf (5) gd in Oct beating Abruzzi (11-2) by 1l, 12 ran.
Ballygrooby Bertie (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Slowly into stride, raced in rear, pushed along 6f out, weakened 4f out, 3rd of 5, 50l behind Hellorboston (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) sft in Feb.
Four Shuck Men (IRE) 6-4 (11-7) Ld, jnd 4th, ld 2out, 3l clear last, kow, won at Tinahely 3m ire ptp gs in Oct beating Hellorboston (11-7) by 5l, 10 ran.
Oscar Tanner (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Mid-division, headway 6f out, challenged 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Ourmanmassini (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs in Nov.
Tenor De Guerre (FR) 3-1 (12-0) (tt) in tch to 12; to & pu 3 out, in a race won by Barrick's Hill (12-0) at Barbury Racecourse 3m ptp hvy in Feb, 10 ran.
Celtic Monarch (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Waited with, 9th before halfway, kept on same pace from before straight, 7th of 13, 14l behind Private Treasure (11-2) at Limerick 2m Lstd N H flat (1) gd.
Elmore Back (IRE) 13-2 (10-10) In rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 6f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 15l behind Deputy Dan (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Mar.
Ifonlywecud (IRE) Celtic Swing gelding out of Mrs Dalloway.
Reverb Tiger Hill gelding out of Gemini Gold.
Sedgemoor Classact (IRE) 50-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along before halfway, never dangerous, 7th of 10, well behind No No Mac (10-8) at Southwell 2m mdn n h flat (5) std in Mar.
Share The Dosh 66-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd and one pace 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Celestial Island (10-9) at Lingfield 2m mares n h flat (6) hvy in Feb.
Wyfield Rose 6-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, never involved, 8th of 12, 45l behind Reach The Beach (11-2) at Newbury 1m 4f Fillies Nat Hunt Flat (3yo) (6) sft in Dec.