Distant Thunder (1.40), beaten a neck at Larkhill last month, can gain some recompense for that game effort in today's Coronation Cup at the same course.
The former handicapper found the trip too short when runner-up to Limerick Boy in a hunter chase at Newbury (23/4m) next time.
Bee An Bee (2.45) bolted up by 25 lengths in last year's Kent Grand National at Detling and should complete a sequence of eight straight open wins in this afternoon's renewal, albeit at very skinny odds. Glenbower Woods (2.10) should be a more backable price in the ladies' open following his unlucky run at Godstone a fortnight ago as he had just taken a narrow lead when unseating Hannah Grissell two fences out.
FIXTURES: TODAY: Duke of Buccleuch's at Friars Haugh. (First race: 1.00). Just W of Kelso nr A669. New Forest at Larkhill. (12.30). 5m NW of Amesbury; 10m N of Salisbury nr A303, A345 and A360. South Wold at Brocklesby Park. (12.30). Nr A18; 10m of Grimsby; 5m E of Exit 5 M180. West Street Tickham at Detling. (1.00), 2m E of Maidstone nr A249. 1m N of village; Exit 7 M20; Exit 5 M2. Western at Wadebridge. (12.30). At Royal Cornwall Showground; 1m W of town nr A39. TOMORROW: Fitzwilliam at Cottenham. (1.00). 4m N of Cambridge nr B1049; Exit 14 M11. Holderness at Dalton Park. (1.30). 5m NW of Beverley nr B1248; Exit 38 M62. Ross Harriers at Garnons. (1.30). 8m W of Hereford; just off A438; Exit 4 M50. Quantock Staghounds at Cothelstone. (12.30). 2m NE of Bishops Lydeard off A358; Exit 25 M5.