Coronea Lilly has already run well twice over course and distance this month and should again beat Combustible Kate. But she may have to settle for a place again behind WINTER ALCHEMY. Nicky Richards' gelding doesn't stand much racing but will strip fitter for his comeback at Perth and is the pick of the weights on his old form. Minella For Steak fell over fences at Worcester in April when last seen and is best watched at present but Outback is fit from the Flat, though entering unknown territory over this much longer distance.
Coronea Lilly (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) In touch, chased winner 9th until after 3 out, soon outpaced and ridden, stayed on to regain 2nd final stride, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Mission Complete (11-6) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Minella For Steak (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Mid-division, fell 3rd, in a race won by Lost Legend (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f beg chase (4) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Outback (IRE) 22-1 (10-10) Chased leaders, reminders after 3rd, ridden after 3 out, kept on from 2 out, faded after last, 5th of 10, 12l behind Coffee (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Winter Alchemy (IRE) 5-2 (10-8) Led until 2nd, soon led again, headed 6th, led 8th, headed before 2 out, stayed on flat, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Taruma (11-10) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Jul.
Combustible Kate (IRE) 12-1 (9-12) Tracked leading pair, lost place 3 out, soon ridden and outpaced, no impression from next, 4th of 10, 7l behind Mission Complete (11-6) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.