The form figures of PAPRADON are hardly the easiest to decipher with the emergent trend being one of inconsistency in what looks a right old puzzle of a race. However, he does receive the vote as he went well enough last time behind Traditional Bob at Ffos Las and does have a course and distance success to his name. Hopefully, Sam Twiston-Davies can nudge and cajole him into a performance good enough to land the spoils. Finding one to beat him is tricky too as Friendly Society and Bracken House both came to grief at the last at Stratford last time when still in contention, Tales Of Milan found some improvement last time but isn't guaranteed to repeat the dose and Addiction put some horrific form figures behind him when just beaten at Fontwell. He, too, cannot be relied upon to back up that improvement in a contest for small stakes only.
Papradon 8-1 (11-12) Led, pushed along over 4f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on and well held, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Traditional Bob (11-7) at Ffos Las 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
Friendly Society (IRE) 20-1 (11-7) Held up in touch, went 3rd from 10th, pushed along before 4 out, led after 2 out, about a length up when blundered badly and unseated rider last, in a race won by Marley Roca (11-7) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun, 7 ran.
Bracken House (IRE) 8-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway before 4 out, went 4th 2 out, ridden before and in 2nd and staying on when fell last, in a race won by Marley Roca (11-7) at Stratford 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun, 7 ran.
Comehomequietly (IRE) 7-1 (11-12) Led, mistake 6 out and headed, soon lost place, last of 6, well behind High Kite (11-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Addiction 12-1 (11-3) Jumped left at times, tracked leader, bumped 1st, challenged 5th, led 7th, headed after 4 out, switched right flat, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Nodform Richard (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
Tales Of Milan (IRE) 22-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and one pace from 2 out, 5th of 13, 4l behind Best Boy Barney (11-8) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Master Mariner (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, outpaced before 8th, plugged on to take 3rd flat, no impression, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Seventh Sky (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov chs (4) gd in Jun.