Come To The Party, the winner of a maiden hurdle at Limerick in March, has disappointed in his last two starts and he may be best watched on his British debut in a race taken to go to DEAD OR ALIVE, who is preferred to Mr Robert. Evan Williams has his team in good heart at present and Mr Robert confirmed that with a good success at Market Rasen last week. He has solid claims judged by that improved effort and makes more appeal than Iron Hague, who was beaten 10 lengths behind him at Market Rasen. James Lambe's Corporation showed ability in Irish points but was well held on his rules debut at Cartmel last month so he is hard to back with confidence and preference is for Dead Or Alive. Tim Vaughan's gelding was good value for his win at Worcester last time and he looks to have an obvious chance of following up that success.
Come To The Party (IRE) 10-1 (11-3) Mid-division, closer in 4th after 4 out, 3rd before straight, 4th again and kept on same pace from 3 out, 4th of 12, 13l behind Golden Kite (11-5) at Cork 3m hdl gf.
Mr Robert (IRE) 11-2 (10-9) Held up, headway to chase leaders after 3 out, led approaching last, kept on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Pokanoket (10-5) by 6l, 8 ran.
Corporation (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, went a distant 3rd from 2 out, never dangerous, 3rd of 8, 37l behind Presque Perdre (11-12) at Cartmel 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Dead Or Alive (IRE) 4-5fav (10-10) Led to 10th, led 4 out to 3 out, led after 2 out, driven out, won at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs beating Keepitsecret (10-9) by 3 1/2l, 4 ran.
Fettler 5-1 (10-12) Held up in rear and keen, effort when blundered 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up after last, in a race won by Winged Farasi (10-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft in May, 6 ran.
Got The Gift (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up, weakened 4 out, behind when fell next, in a race won by Huckleberry (10-13) at Hexham 3m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Oct, 12 ran.
Iron Hague (IRE) 28-1 (10-7) Led, ridden approaching 2 out, headed approaching last, kept on, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Mr Robert (10-9) at Market Rasen 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Minstalad 25-1 (11-4) Chased leader, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 13, 27l behind Lightening Rod (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr.
Scuzme (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) With winner, lost place 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 40l behind Breeze Out (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf.
The Masters Lesson 66-1 (10-0) Always behind, pulled up before last, in a race won by Longdale (10-11) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl (4) sft in Dec, 14 ran.
Nastjir 10-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 15, well behind Sharekan (11-0) at Downpatrick 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 gf.
Butter 25-1 (10-4) Chased leader, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 19l behind Now This Is It (11-1) at Perth 2m cond NH flat (6) gf in May.