George Baker knows how to place his horses to the best effect and looks to have found another opportunity for BELLE DE FONTENAY, who landed a maiden at Worcester last time and reverts into this lowly company. Irish recruit Dr Anubis is probably waiting for the ground to ease so the main threat appears to be Denton Royal, who won a couple of minor events at Worcester before well beaten in a seller here. Final Flyer ran a shocker at Uttoxeter last time but had earlier won there in good style so isn't out of this.
Final Flyer (IRE) 13-8 (11-3) Tracked leaders, led 6th, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 3rd of 4, 31l behind Baraathen (11-1) at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (4-8yo) (5) gf.
Hail Caesar (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Led, headed after 3rd, led again after 4 out, ridden and headed 3 out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 45l behind Carleton Place (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Jun.
Denton Ryal 9-4fav (10-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 2nd, every chance after 3 out, no impression on winner next, 2nd of 7, 14l behind Baccalaureate (11-8) at Stratford 2m sell hdl (5) gd.
Dr Anubis (IRE) 6-1 (11-4) Led, joined 5th, led again approaching 3 out, headed and dropped to 4th before 2 out where left 3rd, no impression, 3rd of 7, 23l behind Safari Sunup (11-12) at Tramore 2m 6yo mdn hdl gf in Jun.
Hi Wycombe (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Mid-division, hedaway 5th, led after next, headed 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 17, well behind Safe Investment (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gf.
Mind Shower (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) In touch, towards rear when blundered 7th, hit 10th, struggling 13th, no chance after, 6th of 11, 33l behind Humbel Times (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-85 (5) sft in Mar.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 33-1 (10-2) In rear and keen, mistake 3rd, weakened from 4 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind With Grace (11-7) at Bangor 2m 4f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd.
Shadow's Gold (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Close up, left in lead 3rd, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 34l behind Banyan Tree (10-12) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd.
Belle De Fontenay (FR) 3-1 (10-5) Made all, ridden approaching 3 out, hit 2 out, edged right and driven flat, stayed on gamely, won at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd beating Pretty Valira (10-12) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.