It's difficult to avoid the claims of INTENSE SUSPENSE, who has been in terrific form between the flags and, having won at Perth at the start of this month, he is taken as the one to side with in the finale. Willies Way can make sure this is a good test, while Orchard Kind is also capable of getting into the shake-up if he is on song. The last named is better than recent form figures would have you believe and he is one to carefully monitor in the betting. Willies Way has a wealth of experience to draw from and, having dropped several hints that his turn is near; could be dangerous to leave him out of the equation. Watch the betting carefully where he is concerned. A similar comment applies to Albert Park, who didn't really start his career until this season and has relatively few miles on the clock. He still has a bit more left to offer. However, there can be no doubting that Intense Suspense is thriving just now and, he is taken to continue on his merry way if his recent exertions haven't taken their toll.
Think Lucky 12-1 (11-12) Held up in rear, pushed along 9th, headway under pressure from 3 out, no impression when mistake last, went modest 4th flat, 4th of 14, 17l behind Winchester Red (11-7) at Worcester 3m nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.
Picky 10-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, weakened 8th, 7th of 8, well behind La Pantera Rosa (10-5) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Thehonourablelady 10-1 (10-11) Towards rear, struggling 8th, progress into mid-division 9th, effort approaching 2 out, soon weakened, 7th of 15, 29l behind Arctic Shadow (11-3) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Orchard King (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Prominent, led approaching 7th, clear after 4 out, hung badly right after 3 out, headed flat, soon weakened, 3rd of 13, 11l behind Choumakeur (11-6) at Worcester 3m am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft.
Willies Way 4-1fav (10-10) Mid-division until dropped rear 5th, headway when not clear run on bend approaching 2 out, switched right, ran on from last, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Hareem (10-2) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jun.
Oh Yah Dancer (IRE) 11-2 (9-13) Held up, pushed along approaching 8th, weakened from next, tailed off, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Mith Hill (10-8) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd, 15 ran.
Canndar (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, led 6th, headed next, weakening quickly when fell 8th, in a race won by Choumakeur (11-6) at Worcester 3m am hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft, 13 ran.
Orchard House (FR) 9-1 (11-3) Mid-division, ridden after 11th, never in contention, 8th of 16, 44l behind Marked Man (11-4) at Hereford 3m 1f cond hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.
Alecia (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, led 4th, driven and headed before 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 7l behind Captain Crackers (10-12) at Southwell 2m 5f nov sell hdl (5) gd.
Zonic Boom (FR) 14-1 (10-7) Mid-division on inside, headway and in touch 9th, lost place 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Winchester Red (10-11) at Southwell 2m 5f (4) gd, 13 ran.
Iris's Flyer 20-1 (11-12) Prominent, ridden after 8th, weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 13, 21l behind Ruby Valentine (11-4) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gd.
Izzykeen 20-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 35l behind Choumakeur (11-11) at Southwell 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd.
Albert Park (IRE) 33-1 (10-8) Led, headed 3rd, chased leader after, ridden and weakened before 3 out, 4th of 7, 48l behind Sparkling Montjeu (11-4) at Fakenham 2m 7f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf in May.
Stage Right 10-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, lost place after 4th, well behind 6th, no impression after, 7th of 12, 37l behind Pips Assertive Way (11-9) at Worcester 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs.
Countrywide Sun 10-1 (10-9) Held up, outpaced approaching 3 out, no impression, 5th of 13, 29l behind Kalatime (9-9) at Perth 2m 4f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gs.
Cat Six (USA) 18-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear, effort 7th, no impression, 6th of 14, 30l behind Phoenix Des Mottes (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Jun.
Colditz (IRE) 66-1 (9-9) Prominent, not fluent 6th, ridden before next, weakened approaching 8th, 9th of 15, 38l behind Arctic Shadow (11-3) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
What Luck (IRE) 20-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, ridden after 7th, some headway after 9th, never dangerous, 6th of 15, 32l behind Bob 'n' You (10-12) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May.
Intense Suspense (IRE) 2-1fav (10-2) Made all, hit 3 out, challenged approaching 2 out, stayed on gamely flat, won at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf beating One Black Cat (11-9) by 3/4l, 18 ran.
Derreen Boy (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) In touch, ridden 9th, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 30l behind Celebrity Call (10-13) at Newton Abbot 3m 3f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gf in Jun.