Killeenmore won easily over 3m here last month but faces a much stiffer task today racing from out of the handicap. Stonethrower won at Ludlow in April but was beaten in hunter chases either side of that success. Course and distance winner Scotch Warrior beat Quito Du Tresor at Ayr two runs ago but the runner-up is weighted to take his revenge today. Call Box still has something to prove over fences while Kie is better over 2m. ALLOW ME has been knocking on the door and deserves a change of luck. This is his best trip and he wasn't beaten far off today's mark on good ground at Kelso in April.
Kie (IRE) 16-1 (11-12) With leader, blundered badly 2nd, soon lost place, outpaced from 5 out, went poor 4th from 3 out, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 29l behind Vulcanite (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
Stonethrower (IRE) 9-2 (11-7) Mid-division, headway on outside 9th (water), outpaced before 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 32l behind Ockey De Neulliac (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m 5f (5) gs in Apr.
Scotch Warrior 15-2 (10-8) Prominent, lost place after 4 out, outpaced and no impression on leaders after, plugged on, 7th of 12, 8l behind Majala (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-150 (2) sft in Apr.
Creevytennant (IRE) 10-11fav (12-1) Given clear lead start, not fluent 1st, soon well clear, given breather approaching 12th, drew away again before last, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Ascot 2m 5f hts chs (5) gd in Apr '13 beating Herecomesthetruth (11-12) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Quito Du Tresor (FR) 11-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 9th, led next, jumped slowly 2 out, 3 lengths up last, headed close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Scotch Warrior (10-8) at Ayr 2m 4f hcp chs (2) gs in Apr.
Call Box (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Held up in 6th, closed on outside 4th, one pace approaching 2 out, no extra last, 5th of 7, 11l behind Titus Bolt (10-9) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Apr.
Garleton (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Tracked leader, led 3rd, headed 5th, outpaced before 3 out, kept on and no impression, 4th of 8, 10l behind Book'em Danno (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Allow Me 4-1 (11-6) Close up, led 3rd, headed 2 out, every chance last, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Purcell's Bridge (11-2) at Carlisle 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in May.
Killeenmore (IRE) 11-8fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, led before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Perth 3m hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in May beating Wild Geese (11-12) by 6l, 4 ran.