SHERWOODS FOLLY was enjoying a real scrap with Lutin Du Moulin when falling in the home straight at Wetherby and the form has been impressively franked when the latter scored convincingly in open handicap company. The nine-year-old will receive quality assistance from the saddle and recent rain will assist his cause. Commercial Express is a leading player too, having landed a Perth hunter chase in April. His consistency and experience should see him in the shake-up whilst What Of It has shown more than enough under Rules this year to warrant shortlist inclusion. He's a decent hunter at his best, with the veteran Amicelli and the promising Echo India also respected in a fair contest.
Sherwoods Folly 13-8fav (12-1) Close up, led before 10th, headed next, led again 5 out, headed narrowly when fell heavily 3 out, in a race won by Lutin Du Moulin (12-0) at Wetherby 3m 1f hts chs (6) gf in May, 6 ran.
Commercial Express (IRE) 5-2 (12-5) Held up; ev ch app last; no ex flat, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Narciso (12-5) at Hexham Points 3m ptp gf in May.
Delightful Cliche 5-1 (12-0) Prom til wknd aft 2 out, 4th of 10, 9l behind The King of Angels (12-0) at Dingley 4m ptp gd in May.
What Of It (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) Tracked leader, led 4 out, ridden after next, headed 2 out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 19l behind Wake Board (11-9) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Amicelli (GER) 5-4fav (11-8) Held up, hit 6th, behind 9th, went 4th after 12th, closed 3 out, went 3rd after 2 out, never on terms with leaders, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Dream Garden (11-4) at Southwell 3m hts chs (6) gd in May.
Broken Reed (IRE) 6-1 (12-3) Mostly 2nd to 10; ev ch 14; outpcd aft nxt, 4th of 8, 25l behind Echo India (12-0) at Bangor-on-dee 3m ptp gf in May.
Cluthe Boy (IRE) 7-1 (11-7) Chased leaders to 3rd, soon behind, no danger after, tailed off, 7th of 13, 41l behind Dystonia's Revenge (11-5) at Cartmel 2m 5f hts chs (6) gd in May.
Echo India (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) (tt) made virt all; clr 2 out; easy, won at Bangor-on-dee 3m ptp gf in May beating Oscar D'angron (12-0) by 15l, 8 ran.
Lagosta (SAF) 7-2 (11-4) In tch; led app 2 out; hdd bet last 2; no ex flat, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Keeverfield (11-7) at Tabley 3m ptp gf in May.
Master Builder (FR) 28-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders, in 3rd and looking held when mistake and unseated rider 2 out, in a race won by Abragante (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hts chs (6) gd in May, 10 ran.
Floreana (GER) 12-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 12th, stayed on same pace from 2 out, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Abragante (11-13) at Kelso 3m 1f hts chs (4) gd in May.
Through The Mist (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Mid-division, jumped slowly several times, outpaced 16th, no impression after, 6th of 10, 15l behind Commercial Express (11-5) at Perth 3m 2f hts chs (5) gd in Apr.