ADIOS ALONSO justified favouritism in this grade at Southwell at the start of the month. He's only been put up 4lb and, with Ben Poste claiming 5lb again, can follow up. Velvet Vic was third behind Starlight Air and Oscar Rainbow at Southwell last time. That pair run in the first division so there will be clues to his chances and he should again finish ahead of the disappointing Brass Monkey. Exeter third Get Home Now should be threatening the places again along with My Lad Percy, second at Ffos Las last week.
Conigre 20-1 (11-4) Held up, headway approaching 6th, pressing for close 3rd 2 out, one pace last, 4th of 10, 7l behind Rum And Butter (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
My Lad Percy 11-4fav (11-3) In touch main group, chased leader after 4 out, led next, ridden after 2 out, headed last, no chance with winner flat, 2nd of 9, 7l behind Cawdor House Bert (11-9) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd.
Gtaab 18-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Rum And Butter (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Apr.
Palio Square (USA) 6-1 (11-5) Mid-division, hit 3rd, headway after 5th, went 2nd approaching 3 out, no impression on winner from next, weakened flat, 5th of 18, 21l behind Tisfreetdream (10-7) at Ludlow 2m 5f am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Nov.
Diamond Tammy (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Mid-division, mistakes, lost place 3rd, well beaten after 5th, 11th of 16, 33l behind Dresden (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Adios Alonso (IRE) 4-1fav (10-13) Prominent, led 5th, headed before 7th, led again next, not fluent 2 out, headed approaching last, soon led again, driven out, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating Billing (10-0) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Get Home Now 5-1 (10-13) Chased winner until before 5th, chased leaders, went 2nd again before 3 out, ridden and no chance when went left and hit last, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 5l behind High Ville (11-10) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Apr.
Vicpol (ITY) 10-1 (11-3) Well off the pace towards rear, never on terms, struggling and tailed off 7th, mistake next, 7th of 11, 48l behind My Brother Sylvest (12-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Oct '11.
Brass Monkey (IRE) 9-4fav (11-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along before 8th, outpaced after next, 5th of 10, 24l behind Starlight Air (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Crazy Bold (GER) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, led 4th, jumped left next, headed after 2 out, no extra flat, 6th of 18, 8l behind Molon Labe (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr.
Velvet Vic (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway before 2 out, blundered 2 out, kept on to take 3rd place run-in, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Starlight Air (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Dane Cottage 12-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, lost place after 2nd, closed 3 out, no impression next, 7th of 11, 18l behind Midnight Whisper (11-7) at Taunton 3m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Apr.
Naledi 25-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 16, 12l behind Dresden (11-12) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.