Rosslyn Castle finished a long away ahead of Allowed at Cartmel in May but had every chance at Newton Abbot next time and didn't find a lot when push came to shove. Broughtons Bandit was second to a decent sort at Huntingdon and is improving but COLLINGWOOD, four times a winner on the Flat in France, will have benefited from his hurdling debut at Aintree and is expected to close in this from a yard in terrific form. Imperial Stargazer was only beaten six lengths over course and distance last month and is also worthy of consideration but bumper winner Claiming Benefits may need this.
Broughtons Bandit 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway 4th, went 2nd last, stayed on flat, no impression on eased down winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Sea Lord (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.
Claiming Benefits (IRE) 7-2 (10-13) Made all, took keen hold, quickened pace halfway, clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Hexham 2m cond NH flat (6) hvy in Oct beating The Friary (10-8) by 2l, 6 ran.
Collingwood (FR) 8-1 (11-0) Sweating, held up in last, took keen hold, headway 2 out, one pace and no impression from last, 5th of 8, 9l behind Roc De Prince (10-11) at Aintree 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun.
Epic Storm (IRE) 13-8fav (9-10) Tracked leaders on outer, reminders over 3f out, ridden 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Broxbourne (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb (flat).
Harting Hill 66-1 (11-8) Towards rear, mistake 4th, ridden and struggling 3 out, tailed off and pulled up before next, in a race won by Planetoid (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Jun, 11 ran.
Joe The Rogue (IRE) 50-1 (11-12) Chased leaders, lost place and no impression approaching straight, kept on same pace, 11th of 18, well behind Another Rebel (11-7) at Clonmel 2m mdn hdl in Jun.
Macarthur 3-1 (11-12) Mid-division, chased leaders 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and weakened last (usual 2 out), 8th of 9, 26l behind Cut The Cards (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Professeur Emery (FR) 9-2 (11-7) Took keen hold, led, headed 3 out, no extra next, 9th of 11, 41l behind Ladies Dancing (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.
Allowed 5-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2 out, weakened approaching last, 4th of 5, well behind Celtic Monarch (10-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl (4) sft in May.
Gadreel (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Future Wonder (8-6) at Leicester 1m 3yo sll (6) gd in Jul '12 (flat).
Imperial Stargazer 16-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2 out, went 2nd last, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Odin (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Rosslyn Castle 9-2 (10-9) Held up in mid-division, steady headway approaching 4 out, went 3rd after 3 out, chased winnner before 2 out, soon ridden, 2 lengths down when mistake 2 out, readily held after, 2nd of 15, 2 3/4l behind Anay Turge (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Celebrian 25-1 (8-13) In touch, headway to track leaders over 6f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 18l behind Boston Blue (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May (flat).
Flow Jo (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Keen close up, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 10, well behind Ehtedaam (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct (flat).