High-class jumper Cape Tribulation last ran on the Flat at this venue in October 2012 where he just failed to concede weight to Mashaari. He'll think he's been let loose with this weight and has to be on the shortlist despite an absence since Wetherby on Boxing Day. Calculated Risk had been in winning form over hurdles before reverting to the Flat with an unlucky in-running effort at Pontefract and his stablemate Hidden Justice landed a tough handicap hurdle at Haydock in March. Albert Bridge scored over timber at Plumpton before a placed run behind Whiplash Willie at Salisbury and Man Of Plenty made a promising reappearance at Doncaster which should have brought him to the boil. If the ground dries out as expected, EAGLE ROCK can gain his third success over the course and distance. He was highly tried after his last victory in September so it's a surprise that he's just 1lb higher and his trainer will have him fired up for this.
Suraj 9-1 (9-1) Slowly away soon pushed along in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 11l behind Platinum (9-0) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gs in Sep.
Villa Royale 25-1 (9-0) Raced wide, mid- division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Litigant (9-5) at Lingfield 2m cnd stks (4yo+) (2) pol in Apr.
Albert Bridge 5-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven over 4f out, challenged over 2f out to over 1f out, no chance with front pair final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Whiplash Willie (9-10) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Aviator (GER) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, under pressure over 4f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 26l behind Elidor (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Apr.
Moidore 22-1 (8-13) In touch on outside, driven over 4f out, lost place and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 31l behind Angel Gabrial (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Man Of Plenty 9-1 (9-10) Soon tracking leader, ridden over 2f out, soon hung left, not much room over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Itlaaq (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Herostatus 50-1 (9-1) Mid-division on outside, pushed along halfway, lost place 5f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Angel Gabrial (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Hidden Justice (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 8th of 15, 18l behind Well Sharp (9-7) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in May '13.
Eagle Rock (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 16l behind Jonny Delta (8-5) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Apr.
Mr Snoozy 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders and keen, led over 4f out, clear over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Perfect Heart (9-12) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Cape Tribulation 6-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, soon ridden, hard pressed from 2f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Mashaari (9-2) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct '12.
Entihaa 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Hassle (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Nashville (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Went right start, tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 18l behind Perfect Heart (9-9) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Dr Irv 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, dropped to rear after 3f, headway on outer 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Pass Muster (9-1) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Hunting Ground (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders on inside, driven over 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 36l behind Angel Gabrial (9-3) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Bob's World 5-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Perfect Heart (9-12) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Calculated Risk 15-8fav (9-12) Held up off the pace, towards rear, headway and switched right over 1f out, hung left went 3rd and hit on face by rival rider's whip inside final furlong, stayed on in closing stages but never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Suprise Vendor (8-6) at Pontefract 2m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.