Godwit sprang a 25/1 surprise at Market Rasen last month but was then well beaten at Southwell. Thunder Sheik looks to have stronger claims having finally come good at Worcester but Wintered Well is respected after three solid runs in bumpers and Hit The Top has been placed three times in point-to-points. Jonjo O'Neill runs Day In the Sun and debutant Portofino Wasp but McCoy rides LYSSIO for Jim Best and he looks the one to beat on his defeat of a useful novice at Fakenham.
Lyssio (GER) 11-4fav (11-0) Always prominent, led before 2 out (normal 3 out), clear before omitted last, easily, won at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd beating Ethics Girl (10-0) by 8l, 12 ran.
Cockney Class (USA) 28-1 (9-7) Awkwardly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Awake My Soul (9-6) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd (flat).
Day In The Sun (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, weakened before 2 out, last of 5, 49l behind Smalib Monterg (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Jun '12.
Godwit 5-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 3 out, soon ridden, weakened before next, 6th of 7, 20l behind Tom Wade (10-7) at Southwell 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Hit The Top 6-1 (12-0) Mid div, 10th 1/2way, sl prog in 7th aftr 4out, lft mod 2nd 3out & no ex, just held on for 2nd cl home, 2nd of 18, 9l behind Unknown Legend (12-0) at Dromahane 3m ire ptp sft in Apr.
Moscow Red (IRE) 18-1 (10-10) Held up, headway to track leaders 5f out, ridden and weakened 3f out, 14th of 15, well behind Fontano (10-10) at Kempton 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Apr '10.
Mount Odell 50-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 9, 35l behind Neville (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd.
Perfect Poison (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened before last, 7th of 12, 29l behind Oscar Tanner (11-0) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Thunder Sheik (IRE) 3-1fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, outpaced in 4th after 4 out, ridden to chase leading pair before 2 out, stayed on to lead flat, kept on, won at Worcester 2m 4yo mdn stks (4) gd beating Engai (10-4) by 4l, 12 ran.
Wintered Well (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Led, clear over 1f out until veered left entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Lemony Bay (11-5) at Ludlow 2m NH flat (5) gd in May.
Good of Luck 9-1 (10-12) In touch, not fluent 3rd, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 8th of 11, 47l behind Bordoni (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 4yo mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.
Portofino Wasp (IRE) Milan gelding out of Kiniohio.
Anrheg 100-1 (10-2) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway when not fluent 3rd, weakened before 2 out, tailed off, 9th of 14, well behind Odin (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.