Smooth Classic blundered his way around Plumpton last time but was still beaten less than a length at the post. He needs to improve his jumping but there are possibilities about Chepstow third Mister Wiseman and he makes more appeal than Wait No More, who hasn't raced since runner-up at Fakenham in the autumn. Hexham second ON GOSSAMER WINGS stays this longer trip on good ground and has dropped to a decent mark. He can lift his yard, which has been in the doldrums lately, with a victory here. Winston Churchill has also been knocking on the door lately and may do best of the rest.
Smooth Classic (IRE) 9-4fav (11-4) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, blundered 4th and next, went 2nd 6th, went left 8th, hit 10th, going well when blundered and lost place 4 out, rallied to lead
Wait No More (IRE) 14-1 (11-7) Led, not fluent 9th, ridden 2 out, headed approaching last, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Local Present (10-1) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.
Dot Or Feather (IRE) 9-1 (11-12) Prominent, not fluent 4th, blundered and lost place 7th, behind and ridden 9th, pulled up after 11th, in a race won by Local Present (10-1) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Oct, 11 ran.
Lemon's Gent 4-1 (11-6) Prominent, ridden before 4 out, 4 lengths down when sprawled on landing 3 out, not recover and weakened next, tailed off, 4th of 8, well behind Franklin Roosevelt (11-11) at Leicester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Feb.
Mister Wiseman 14-1 (10-0) Chased winner, driven and lost 2nd 5 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd and no chance with leading duo from next, 3rd of 8, 24l behind Sew On Target (11-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Apr.
Winston Churchill (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Mid-division, headway 13th, chased leaders approaching 5 out, went 2nd before 4 out, hit 3 out, held when blundered and lost 2nd 2 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Oddjob (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Witch's Hat (IRE) 9-2 (10-6) Held up towards rear, led 5th, headed 9th, outpaced 4 out, one pace before last, 5th of 8, 19l behind No No Bingo (11-12) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
On Gossamer Wings (IRE) 4-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, outpaced 7th, headway to go 4th before 2 out, soon left 2nd after 2 out, kept on and always held, 2nd of 8, 8l behind Lord Of Drums (11-9) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Dr Dreamy (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 10th, no extra 2 out, left 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 38l behind Shadows Lengthen (11-5) at Bangor 2m 4f nov chs (4) gd in Apr.
Tisfreetdream (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders after 13th, weakened after 4 out, 5th of 14, 27l behind Oddjob (11-6) at Chepstow 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Jack Albert (IRE) 18-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced 4 out, never on terms, finished 12th placed 11th, 11th of 14, 32l behind Mrs Eff (11-2) at Newcastle 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Apr.
Flichity (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced 4 out, chased winner under pressure next, soon ridden, kept on, always held, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Themilanhorse (11-0) at Southwell 3m nov chs (4) gd in Apr.
Gainsborough's Art (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, lost place before 5th, pulled up before 3 out, tailed off, in a race won by Phoenix Eye (10-4) at Hereford 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Sep, 12 ran.