All have claims but SAN DENG is in great heart this year and has struck up a really good rapport with his young conditional pilot. The pair just failed to reel in Andreo Bambeleo at Hexham this month with the rest well beaten off and can go one better here in receipt of plenty of weight from all rivals. Ascendant remains lightly-raced but retains ability as exemplified by a pleasing second to Texas Holdem at Carlisle last month. That effort puts him right in the mix whilst Word Of Warning is not ruled out if ready after an absence of over seven months. Diklers Oscar and Chester Lad looks to have plenty of weight.
Diklers Oscar (IRE) 13-2 (10-0) Last trio, hit 5th and next, struggling in rear 3 out, no danger after, 9th of 16, 30l behind Veiled (9-11) at Cheltenham 2m 5f mrs lst hdl (1) gd.
Chester Lad 25-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, well behind Moon Indigo (11-4) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Word of Warning 7-2fav (10-11) In rear, mistake 2nd, pushed along briefly 3rd, ridden after 7th, headway after 3 out, hampered and weakened 2 out, 6th of 12, 33l behind Working Title (11-7) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Sep.
Ascendant 25-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, chased winner last, kept on and always held, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Texas Holdem (11-7) at Carlisle 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft in Mar.
San Deng 4-1 (9-9) In touch, challenged after 2 out, 3 lenghts off winner last, stayed on flat, just held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Andreo Bambaleo (10-11) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd.