SHUBAAT finished just over four lengths behind Speedy Tunes over 2m at Huntingdon in March but is 7lb better off here and has won since. He couldn't justify favouritism behind McIlhatton at Fontwell last month but that was no disgrace and probably better form than Speedy Tunes' run behind Hold Court at Ludlow. Newcomer Obstacle was placed twice on the Flat but none of the others are likely to trouble the principals.
Speedy Tunes (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8th, led before 3 out, mistake 2 out, headed and bumped last, led flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Hold Court (11-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Freddie Mael Duin 8-1 (11-1) Took keen hold, tracked leader, not fluent 1st, lost 2nd 4th, mistake next, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Gaye Memories (10-8) at Stratford 2m 3f mdn hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Isaac's Warrior (IRE) 66-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 1st , lost place after 5th, mistake next, struggling when hit 10th and 12th, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Same Difference (11-0) at Leicester 2m 7f nov chs (3) gs in Jan '13.
Johns Luck (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Held up, well behind 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Ballyheigue Bay (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Shubaat Evensfav (11-0) Chased leaders, left 3rd at 2nd, one pace and held when switched left approaching last, went modest 2nd in closing stages, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Mcllhatton (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Obstacle 14-1 (8-11) Chased clear leading pair in 4th, slightly hampered over 3f out, weakened 3f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Christopher Wren (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr (flat).