IRON CHANCELLOR hasn't raced since going down by a head to Our Island at Ffos Las in February but his form looks vastly superior to that of his rivals and he should finally get off the mark today. Pairc Na Gcapall has won four times over fences but isn't nearly as effective over the smaller obstacles, likewise Mohi Rahrere who would also prefer a slower surface. Money Tree and Vicpol are possible improvers, however, and Mr Supreme won at Hexham last month, though also had an entry at Aintree on Friday evening.
Mr Supreme (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Held up in mid-division, not fluent 2nd, headway 7th, chased winner after 3 out, challenged next, soon led, drew clear final 100 yards, won at Hexham 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr beating River Music (11-0) by 8l, 10 ran.
Exiles Return (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Pulled hard, chased clear leader, not fluent 6th or 3 out, weakening when blundered 2 out, tailed off, 7th of 13, well behind Great Mates (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Iron Chancellor (IRE) 11-8fav (11-0) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead last, headed post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Our Island (11-0) at Ffos Las 3m mdn hdl (4) gs in Feb.
Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 10-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, lost place when blundered 11th, soon behind, no chance when blundered 4 out, 6th of 11, 42l behind Far More Serious (11-12) at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.
Money Tree 25-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, went 3rd at 6th, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 6, 13l behind Tiptoeaway (11-2) at Newcastle 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar.
Pairc Na Gcapall (IRE) 16-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went prominent 4th, led 13th, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 6, 24l behind Fort View (11-5) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in Apr.
Tranquil River (IRE) 150-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, jumped left 1st, lost place approaching 7th, soon behind, tailed off before 8th, pulled up after, in a race won by Sweet Irony (11-1) at Warwick 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar, 11 ran.
Vicpol (ITY) 7-1 (11-0) In touch, jumped slowly at times, reminders after 4th, well held after 3 out, went 3rd latter stages, 3rd of 7, 20l behind Black Tor Figarro (10-11) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (3) gf in Apr.
It's Molly 200-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 5th, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up after 6th, in a race won by Alverstone (10-2) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct, 12 ran.