A big field and inexperienced riders suggest this is not a race for maximum stakes. Most also arrive out of form but Tony Carroll saddles a couple of interesting runners with Ryan Hatch taking 3lb off Leicester second Crazy Bold and Patrick Corbett on MISSIONAIRE. The latter has been disappointing over hurdles and finished behind the likes of Drawn Free and Acapulco Bay in the past. But he enjoys a big turnaround in the weights with both and a possible fitness advantage having finished third on the Polytrack last month - we'll give him a tentative vote. Majestic Bull, Bay Central and last month's Plumpton scorer Goochypoochyprader are others to consider.
Dream Performance (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, not fluent 5th, ridden after 3 out, hung left and no impression on leaders flat, 5th of 14, 9l behind Pickworth (9-10) at Aintree 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Lucky Prince 9-2 (10-9) Held up in rear, fell 1st, in a race won by Swaledale Lad (11-4) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy, 8 ran.
Maxdelas (FR) 66-1 (11-12) Held up behind, headway before 3 out, soon chased leaders, ridden before last, kept on, 5th of 15, 18l behind Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Tom O'Tara 33-1 (10-6) Close up, lost place before 4th, mistake 3 out, never dangerous, 12th of 14, well behind Cloudy Bob (11-8) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) hvy.
Behtarini (IRE) 66-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place before 3rd, ridden and jumped slowly next, soon well behind, 6th of 8, well behind Swaledale Lad (11-4) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy.
Drawn Free (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) Tracked leaders, not fluent and went 2nd 3rd, led before 6th, headed approaching 2 out, 4th and weakening when fell last, in a race won by Action Impact (11-12) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Jan '12, 5 ran.
Meridiem 20-1 (11-7) Mid-division, blundered 4th, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 13th of 15, well behind Coverholder (10-1) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.
Riddlestown (IRE) 50-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off when blundered 2 out, 10th of 18, well behind Farbreaga (11-5) at Kempton 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Majestic Bull (USA) 3-1fav (11-2) Mid-division, struggling halfway, 12th of 14, well behind Home Run (11-2) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec.
Paddleyourowncanoe (IRE) 28-1 (10-5) Always behind, 8th of 16, well behind Xaarcet (11-0) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy.
Acapulco Bay 12-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, not fluent 4th, 7th and driven 3 out, no impression, 7th of 12, 24l behind Canadian Diamond (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Bay Central (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Led, not fluent 1st, headed 9th, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 6, 39l behind Parsnip Pete (11-11) at Haydock 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Oct.
Gizzit (IRE) 14-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, stayed on same pace from last, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Flaming Charmer (11-4) at Warwick 2m nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Jan.
Missionaire (USA) 14-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden after 3 out, no impression, 10th of 17, 41l behind Tresor De Bontee (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Nov.
Erin Dancer (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Towards rear, pushed along before 6th, tailed off 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Funky Munky (11-2) at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan, 12 ran.
Southfork 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, mistake 6th, soon weakened, tailed off 3 out, last of 8, well behind Feb Thirtyfirst (10-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (4) sft in Oct.
Crazy Bold (GER) 8-1 (10-6) Mid-division, not fluent 3rd, headway approaching last, stayed on flat, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Thunderstorm (11-9) at Leicester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan.
Goochypoochyprader 33-1 (10-0) Made all, ridden and 2 lengths ahead when hit 2 out, soon ridden, 1 length ahead last, kept on well flat, driven out, won at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan beating Man Of Leisure (10-12) by 3l, 8 ran.
Massachusetts 66-1 (9-7) Led, headed after 4 out, soon weakened, pulled up next, in a race won by Heezagrey (9-11) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Aug, 12 ran.