|1st||Hi Ho Silvia||6/1|
|2nd||Bach On Tow (IRE)||11/2|
|3rd||Galley Slave (IRE)||8/1|
|1||3883-57||Balustrade (IRE) 13||6||11-12 pt||Miss M Trainor (7)||C Gordon||93||10/1|
|2||PU1P/88-||Landenstown Star (IRE) 84||7||11-11 p1||Miss L Allan (5)||N Kent||92||12/1|
|3||032407-||Galley Slave (IRE) 42||7||11-9||Miss C Boxall (7)||M C Chapman||90||8/1|
|4||1UF429-||Hi Ho Silvia 336||7||11-3 pt||Miss Carey Williamson (5)||N B King||84||6/1|
|6||588334-||Rebel Flag (IRE) 213||5||10-10||Miss G Andrews||C C Bealby||77||15/8|
|7||44574P-||Ruby Valentine (FR) 36||9||10-8||Miss B Andrews (7)||A J Wilson||75||5/1|
|8||90635-P||Peak Seasons (IRE) 19||9||10-0||Miss Alice Mills (7)||M C Chapman||65||28/1|
|9||476222-||Bach On Tow (IRE) 91||5||10-0||Miss L Gardner (3) (ex1)||Mrs S Gardner||57||11/2|
|5||0/5PFP0-||Finisk Rose (IRE)||8||11-1||Evan Williams||Mrs Alex Dunn||82|
Gina Andrews is the most experienced rider in this but her mount Rebel Flag is one of several returning from a length lay-off. Pointers Landenstown Star and Bach On Tow have plenty to prove under Rules and the latter is racing from 10lb out of the handicap while Balustrade hasn't shown much in his last couple of runs. Michael Chapman's pair Galley Slave and Peak Seasons are usually worth opposing so RUBY VALENTINE is the default selection on account of the fact that this is at least her best trip and she did dead-heat at Stratford a year ago off a 5lb higher mark.
Balustrade (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, with leader 3rd, weakened before 3 out, 7th of 10, 39l behind Well Green (11-2) at Towcester 2m 3f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft.
Landenstown Star (IRE) 6-1 (12-0) (cp) led 4-12; to 15, 8th of 13, well behind Blarney Highwayman (12-0) at Garthorpe 3m ptp gf in Mar.
Galley Slave (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Mid-division, lost place 5th, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Monkey Milan (11-12) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Apr.
Hi Ho Silvia 11-2 (10-13) Tracked leaders, weakened from 4 out, 9th of 14, 36l behind Spice Bar (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Finisk Rose (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Soon in rear, tailed off, 11th of 16, well behind Hobb's Dream (10-9) at Taunton 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jan.
Rebel Flag (IRE) 13-8fav (10-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4th until after 7th, ridden and weakened after 3 out, tailed off, 4th of 7, 48l behind Mission Complete (11-2) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Ruby Valentine (FR) 16-1 (10-5) In touch, lost place before 7th, well beaten 4 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Liscahill Karella (10-5) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr, 14 ran.
Peak Seasons (IRE) 66-1 (9-9) In rear, behind 9th, pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Phoenix Des Mottes (10-4) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-95 (5) sft, 11 ran.
Bach On Tow (IRE) 2-1 (11-7) 2nd of 11, 12l behind Takamaru (12-0) at Great Trethew 2m 4f ptp gs in Feb.