Pulpitarian and Drunken Counsel represent quality yards but have yet to deliver form of a corresponding level but maybe both will progress with time. Super Collider is usually partnered by this conditional rider and looks on a upward curve this term, scoring bravely last time when rallying to inch out City Line by the minimum margin. The latter is weighted to take revenge at the revised weights but they are hard to separate and POLITENESS, seeking a three-timer, is preferred. Rose Dobbin's gelding impressed over course and distance last time and seems to have improved greatly for the better ground. He can defy a 12lb rise in the weights for that latest success.
Super Collider 5-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, led 4 out, headed last, rallied run-in to regain lead post, won at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating City Line (10-12) by ns, 7 ran.
City Line (IRE) 5-1 (10-10) Towards rear, went 4th 6 out, chased winner from last, no impression, just held on for 2nd close home, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Got Attitude (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd.
Politeness (FR) 11-4fav (11-4) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, led before last, kept on well, won at Perth 2m nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd beating Shine A Diamond (10-13) by 9l, 10 ran.
Pulpitarian (USA) 7-2 (11-5) Held up towards rear, ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 19l behind Super Collider (10-12) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Drunken Counsel (IRE) 16-1 (10-4) Led, ridden before 2 out, soon pressed and headed, no impression and weakened from before last where mistake, 9th of 13, 12l behind The Black Russian (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-116 gd.