Relentless Dreamer was beaten when stumbling and depositing Richard Johnson on the turf having started joint favourite at Ffos Las. He may need more time while this trip could be too sharp for point-to-point recruits Askamore Darsi, who is a half-brother to a staying chaser, and Onenightinvienna. The latter is by Oscar, however, so shouldn't be short of pace. Touch Judge is nicely bred and will have his supporters but a big run is also expected from fellow newcomer MAXILIAN. His full brother, Talkonthestreet, was second twice in bumpers before winning over hurdles. Lucky Emily was fourth on debut at Wetherby but that was almost a year ago.
Askamore Darsi (IRE) Darsi gelding out of Galamear.
Cadgers Hole 80-1 (11-0) Held up in last trio, outpaced when carried wide on bend over 4f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 24l behind Beau De Tabel (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in May.
Maxilian (IRE) Milan gelding out of Super Size.
Onenightinvienna (IRE) 4-1 (10-11) Cl up, 5th aftr a mile, prog in 3rd 4out, ld 3out, lft in ld 2out, 2l adv at last, sow, won at Inchydoney 3m ire ptp in May beating Draycott Place (11-7) by 3l, 14 ran.
Relentless Dreamer (IRE) 6-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged 6f out until 4f out, one pace and no impression in 3rd from 3f out, stumbled and fell just before line, in a race won by Solstice Son (10-11) at Ffos Las 2m mdn NH flat (6) gs in Oct, 7 ran.
Touch Judge (IRE) Westerner gelding out of Royal Thimble.
Lucky Emily 10-1 (10-10) Held up up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, kept on, 4th of 11, 9l behind Ifits A Fiddle (10-10) at Wetherby 1m 5f fll 4yo N H flat (6) sft in Jan.