Friendly Society didn't look an easy ride when beating Venetian Lad over fences here last month and has a poor strike rate over timber. Wither Yenot only won by a neck at Southwell and has been taken to task by the handicapper since while Dollar Bill is 3lb higher than when second over further last time. Listen And Learn likes fast going but turned in a shocker when well backed on his reappearance at Market Rasen. VEDANI ran well on good to firm ground in Ireland was most impressive at Towcester last time. He stays this longer trip and can follow up.
Listen And Learn (IRE) 3-1fav (11-9) In touch in 4th, took keen hold, weakened from 3 out, 6th of 7, well behind Enchanted Garden (11-9) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in May.
Cinevator (IRE) 25-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, pushed along before 5th, ridden and weakened before 7th, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind First Avenue (11-11) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Wither Yenot (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead before last, held on near finish, won at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May beating Bob's Legend (11-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Dollar Bill 13-2 (11-1) Held up in rear, steady headway from halfway, chasing leaders 4 out, went 2nd before 2 out, left in lead after last, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Urcalin (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Minella Special (IRE) 6-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, blundered and unseated rider 5th, in a race won by Gores Island (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May, 6 ran.
Vedani (IRE) 5-4fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 5th, led 3 out, clear before last, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in May beating Kilfinichen Bay (10-4) by 10l, 7 ran.
Friendly Society (IRE) 9-1 (10-8) Held up, headway before 11th, not fluent next, challenged 2 out, led last, driven out, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May beating Venetian Lad (10-8) by 4 1/2l, 8 ran.
Larteta (FR) 5-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and close up before 3 out, no impression 2 out, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Elmore Back (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in May.
Cinematique (IRE) 40-1 (11-5) Not fluent 2nd, mid-division, reminders and headway approaching 7th, chased leaders 3 out, soon ridden, chased winner before 2 out and every chance, driven and stayed on same pace run-in, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Fintan (10-9) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in May.