Sooner or later Inner Steel is going to get his head in front and his supporters will be frustrated if they miss out. However, that first success under Rules may have to wait a little longer even though he'll be far better suited to this longer trip than when falling last time when staying-on over much shorter. The trip is a concern for Old Dreams though despite his ability whilst Dimpsy Time, whilst a potential improver, was rather disappointing latest. So a chance is taken with COOL CASCADE, second on both chase starts and fairly treated off a mark of 82. She's yet to score over this trip but was not stopping last time when second to Solitary Palm over three miles at Taunton and should get home around here.
Old Dreams (IRE) 9-2 (10-10) Last trio, some headway approaching 13th, pushed along and struggling in 7th after next, 6th of 9, 29l behind Franklin Roosevelt (11-8) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd.
Quel Ballistic 11-2 (11-1) Held up in rear, mistake 12th, well behind 5 out, tailed off, 8th of 10, well behind Patsy Finnegan (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Inner Steel (IRE) 11-4fav (11-9) In rear, headway after 4 out, in 3rd when fell next, in a race won by Princely Hero (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gs, 8 ran.
Dimpsy Time 15-8fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, mistake 7th, blundered 11th, went 2nd 14th, every chance 5 out, no extra 2 out, 3rd of 8, 28l behind Hobb's Dream (10-9) at Chepstow 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Apr.
Days of Pleasure (IRE) 8-1 (11-4) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4th, led after 6th until before 8th, went 2nd again 9th, led 11th, headed 13th, soon dropped to 3rd, driven and no impression on leading duo from 3 out, 3rd of 5, 12l behind Or Sing About (11-0) at Plumpton 3m 2f 5yo nov hcp (4) gf in May '11.
Maid Of Silk (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, headway 3rd, mistake 5th, went 2nd 3 out, every chance last, no impression on winner and dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, no extra, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Royale Knight (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.
Dr Thistle (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Held up in touch, mistake 2nd, pushed along 6th and reminders, went 3rd before 3 out, soon lost 3rd place, one pace and no impression, 4th of 5, 9l behind Time Book (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.
Cool Cascade 15-2 (11-1) Took keen hold, soon tracking leaders on outside, 2nd when not fluent 4 out, no impression on winner before next, not fluent last, 2nd of 9, 10l behind Solitary Palm (10-0) at Taunton 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Apr.
Ontheslate (IRE) 4-1 (10-6) Tracked leader, led briefly 4th, ridden after 4 out, weakened 2 out, 4th of 8, 23l behind Foot The Bill (11-4) at Market Rasen 3m 1f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Kaycee (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) In touch, pushed along before 10th, outpaced when hit 4 out and ridden, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 23l behind Arrow Barrow (10-6) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.