An open-looking handicap in which several have decent claims. Jaunty Journey has fallen to a decent mark while Basoda had veteran Eleazar behind when fifth at Kempton last time. Tafika won at Leicester in December and was placed in his next two starts while Mohi Rahrere has won twice around here and came back to form at Bangor last month. They are preferred to Mission Complete, who returns from a break, and Tarraco but MORNING MOMENT looked a nice prospect a couple of years ago, though things haven't quite gone planned over the last 18 months. However, he's a course winner with winning form on good to firm ground and Jonathan Bailey takes off 7lb today. If the faster going sparks a revival, he could be very well treated and represent a bit of value.
Basoda 14-1 (11-1) Held up in mid-division, dropped to rear when jumped slowly and ridden 11th, plugged on from 2 out, no chance, 5th of 10, 19l behind No Loose Change (11-8) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Morning Moment 12-1 (11-1) In touch, lost place when mistake 3rd, not fluent 5th, tailed off 13th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Top Dancer (10-8) at Cheltenham 3m 4f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Apr, 15 ran.
Tafika 13-2 (11-1) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 12th, ridden approaching 2 out, stayed on, no extra and lost 2 places close home, 4th of 9, 3l behind Call It On (10-6) at Huntingdon 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Mohi Rahrere (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Held up, ridden after 11th, 15 lengths 6th 14th, stayed on approaching 2 out, ran on well to lead towards finish, won at Bangor 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Apr beating Double Dash (11-7) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Eleazar (GER) 33-1 (11-4) Held up in last pair, steady headway 7th, riddena nd weakened 12th, tailed off, 8th of 10, 42l behind No Loose Change (11-8) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Mission Complete (IRE) 4-1fav (11-1) Held up towards rear, mistake 11th, soon struggling, tailed off before 15th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Well Refreshed (11-1) at Plumpton 3m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Jaunty Journey 10-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, ridden before 4 out, outpaced before 3 out, no extra last, 5th of 9, 4l behind The Clyda Rover (10-9) at Exeter 3m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Apr.
Tarraco (FR) 8-1 (11-9) In touch, lost place 9th, behind next, pulled up before 11th, in a race won by Red Anchor (9-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Apr, 9 ran.
Kilcommon Pride (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Raced wide, chased leaders, 3rd when dived at 2 out and stumbled, stayed on same pace after, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Sir Mattie (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Apr.
Rossbrin (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, weakened 12th, 8th of 9, 46l behind City Press (11-6) at Huntingdon 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Merlin's Wish 14-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, chased leading trio, stumbled 5th, dropped to 5th at 8th, weakened 11th, tailed off, 4th of 6, 48l behind Pateese (10-12) at Ffos Las 3m nov chs (4) sft in Apr.