Blinkers may bring about some improvement in Rising Teal. West End ran his best race so far at Fakenham last time but neither Pennant Dancer nor Earcomesthedream appear the type to defy a penalty though the latter, along with Monderon, is a previous course and distance winner. NEVEROWNUP is only a plater but this looks a modest heat and his yard have been in great form. He stayed on at the one pace over 2m4f last time so maybe the longer trip and stiffer track will suit.
Earcomesthedream (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4 out, led 3 out, driven along before next, 2 lengths ahead last, dwindling advantage in closing stages, just held on, all out, won at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr beating Power Of God (11-2) by nk, 9 ran.
Monderon (FR) 12-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, mistake 4th, ridden 6th, mistake 8th, some headway after 9th, no impression, weakening when blundered 3 out, mistake 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 13, well behind Bob Keown (11-1) at Exeter 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Mar.
Rising Teal 3-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged after 4th until 3 out, soon outpaced, stayed on flat, no impression, 4th of 12, 13l behind Fine Moment (11-0) at Towcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
West End (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, led 2 out, soon challenged, headed just after last, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Campbonnais (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
In The Gate (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, mistake and briefly led 5 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Crookstown (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar, 10 ran.
Ereyna 66-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 4 out, ridden before 2 out, no extra, 5th of 14, 7l behind Drombeg West (10-6) at Huntingdon 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Marmalade Man 11-8fav (10-8) Tracked leaders, lost place before 2 out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Sea Cadet (10-0) at Fontwell 3m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Miller's Maverick 10-1 (11-6) Held up in rear on outside, not that fluent, closed from 7th, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 10, 25l behind Rocky Stone (11-11) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Fidelor (FR) 16-1 (10-13) Tracked leader, led 4th, headed and ridden before 2 out (usual 3 out), weakened last (usual 2 out), tailed off, 10th of 16, 47l behind Area Access (10-11) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.
Dream Destiny 100-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, stumbled 5th, weakened 3 out, 9th of 13, 35l behind Garde La Victoire (11-12) at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Neverownup (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Led until 7th, outpaced before 3 out, stayed on approaching last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Maller Tree (11-9) at Fakenham 2m 4f sell hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Pennant Dancer 16-1 (10-1) Held up towards rear, good headway 8th, went 2nd soon after next, ridden and hit 2 out, led approaching last stayed on well, won at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr beating Bobbisox (10-0) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Max Laurie (FR) 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, lost place when not fluent 5th, 8th and ridden after 3 out, no impression, 8th of 16, 17l behind Homer Run (11-9) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Dec.
Thefriendlygremlin 25-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 41l behind Monderon (11-3) at Towcester 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Boosha 50-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3 out, 10th of 15, well behind Speckled Door (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Dont Call Me Oscar (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Jumped right 2nd, chased leaders, led 9th, ridden and headed before mistake 2 out, chased leading pair until between last 2, 4th and beaten when stumbled last, 4th of 14, 24l behind Residence And Spa (10-3) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Dec.
First Of Never (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Held up, close 4th when blundered 3 out, lost place 3 out, no impression after, plugged on take 3rd close home, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Vodka Red (10-11) at Newcastle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.
Converti 40-1 (9-9) Behind, driven before 3 out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 33l behind Milans Well (11-7) at Taunton 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.