This looks less competitive than the previous division and BOBS LORD TARA is taken to defy a penalty having won by nine lengths at Carlisle last month. A P McCoy keeps the winning partnership intact. Ifonlywecud has shown enough to suggest he can win at this level but hasn't raced since September. Imperial Prince was noted making up late ground on his debut at Newcastle but Silver Crossing's challenge didn't last long before he faded into sixth over track and trip last month. Ma Du Fou is related to winners in France and makes most appeal of the newcomers.
Bobs Lord Tara 6-5fav (10-10) Held up, headway 10f out, pushed along brielfy 6f out, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Carlisle 2m 1f NH flat (6) sft in Mar beating Garth (10-13) by 9l, 6 ran.
Big Frank (USA) More Than Ready gelding out of Salchow.
Ifonlywecud (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tara Muck (10-4) at Southwell 2m mdn NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Imperial Prince (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Prominent, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 14, 14l behind Ustica (10-10) at Newcastle 2m mdn nhf (6) sft in Mar.
Silver Crossing 100-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, 6th of 9, 21l behind Up The Bees (10-11) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
William Wild 66-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 6f out, soon outpaced, last of 9, 45l behind Up The Bees (10-11) at Wetherby 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.
Bold Prince Rupert (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) In rear, struggling final 8f, tailed off, 9th of 11, 42l behind Great Try (11-2) at Southwell 2m (4) std in Feb.
Colonial Style (IRE) 14-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, well behind Oleohneh (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Mar.
Ma du Fou (FR) Le Fou gelding out of Belle Du Ma.
Stylish Chap (IRE) New South Wales gelding out of Curragh Bawn Lass.
Ginger B Needwood Blade mare out of Milladella.
Red Legacy Distant Music mare out of Emma May.
Weather The Storm Zafeen mare out of Top Gale.