Nomadic Storm beat Respectueux on heavy ground over track and trip last month and got back to winning ways at Southwell last time. He's upped in grade under a penalty today, however, and we will take him on with DELPHI MOUNTAIN who found the ground too quick here last time. Eased in the weights since, Richard Woollacott's charge is capable of better and most of rivals struggle to get their heads in front. Islandmagee regularly finds at least one too good while Mon Chevalier is out of form. Moorlands Jack has always been a bit of an enigma and, like Olympian Boy, would have preferred another half-mile.
Islandmagee (IRE) 11-4 (11-6) Led, headed 4 out, ridden to press leader 2 out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Sudski Star (11-9) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Olympian Boy (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Behind, headway 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 28l behind Venetian Lad (11-5) at Plumpton 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 10-3 (11-2) Tracked leader, not fluent 2nd or 3rd, mistake 9th, soon lost 2nd, mistake 4 out, lost place before next and weakened after, last of 5, 38l behind Boss In Boots (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in May.
Mon Chevalier (IRE) 17-2 (10-7) Held up, outpaced 10th, some headway 2 out, no impression, well beaten flat, 6th of 9, 30l behind Malibu Sun (11-4) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Nomadic Storm 11-4 (11-5) In touch in 4th, went 2nd and left in lead 3 out, clear before last, won at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf beating The Society Man (10-13) by 7l, 10 ran.
Moorlands Jack 9-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway before 5 out, blundered 4 out, one pace from 4 out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Lemon's Gent (11-9) at Worcester 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf in May.
Fuse Wire 5-4fav (10-13) With leader, led narrowly 7th, headed and driven before 4 out, led again briefly when mistake 2 out, every chance when mistake last, no extra flat, last of 3, 3l behind Rime Avec Gentil (11-6) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Cruise In Style (IRE) 10-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, effort before 2 out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, 21l behind Tiradia (11-11) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Apr.
Respectueux (FR) 17-2 (11-12) Led, clear before 3rd, headed before 2 out, weakened before last, 2nd of 6, 14l behind Nomadic Storm (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy in May.
Captain Knock (IRE) 50-1 (12-0) Led til hdd & wknd qckly aft 15, last of 4, 37l behind Lucette Annie (11-7) at South Tetcott 3m ptp sft in May.
No No Cardinal (IRE) 10-1 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway 6 out, chased leaders when hampered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Nomadic Storm (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf, 10 ran.