CALAF has failed to come up to expectations since landing a course and distance success in April in Class 4 handicap company but still rates far superior to this opposition on the formbook, dropped somewhat surprisingly into selling grade for the first time. Maurice Linehan was in the saddle on that successful spring day and retains the ride. The partnership should be more than good enough. School For Scandal returns from a long absence and Kyles Faith was well beaten in a seller on his last hurdles run so Adiynara looks the likeliest one to cause any upset. She scored on the Kempton Polytrack in March and didn't perform too badly when last seen when a respectable sixth at Bath in a 13-runner good ground handicap.
Calaf 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, ridden 4 out, soon lost place, 9th of 11, 25l behind Hi Tide (11-4) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jun.
School For Scandal (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) Towards rear, strugging when mistake and reminder 5th, tailed off next, last of 11, well behind Kambis (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr '13.
Kyles Faith (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Led to 3rd, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 6, 23l behind Quinsman (11-7) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-110 (4) gf.
Adiynara (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Held up, reminders after 4th, outpaced and no impression 3 out, 5th of 6, 26l behind Queen Spud (11-3) at Fakenham 2m 4f mares hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.
Ninny Noodle 66-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, soon lost place, last of 8, well behind Gabrial The Duke (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd in Jun (flat).