Super Collider and Descaro are closely matched on today's terms after finishing first and second at Worcester last week. They should be thereabouts again while Not Til Monday won at Stratford and Fakenham before finishing third over today's course and distance last month. He is another with solid claims as he should reverse that latest form with second Ghaabesh on better terms. MOUNT HOPE drops into this grade for the first time but needs to recapture the form he showed in the winter to get his head in front. We'll take him to do just that and he gets the nod.
Not Til Monday (IRE) 9-4 (11-8) Led, mistake 3rd, headed before 3 out, soon beaten, well held when left 3rd last, 3rd of 6, 18l behind Diamond Tammy (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m cnd/am sll hdl (5) gf in May.
Super Collider 7-4fav (11-6) Mid-division, headway before 4th, led 3 out, not fluent 2 out, not fluent and headed last, led again flat, soon clear, won at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd beating Descaro (11-2) by 3l, 12 ran.
Descaro (USA) 3-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, ridden next, led last, headed flat, not pace of winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Super Collider (11-6) at Worcester 2m nov clm hdl (5) gd.
Ghaabesh (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, slightly hampered 1st, closed after 6th, every chance when bad mistake 2 out, not recover, left 2nd last, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 16l behind Diamond Tammy (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m cnd/am sll hdl (5) gf in May.
Garryowen Oscar (IRE) 3-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, weakened 3 out, mistake next, 5th of 7, 21l behind Prince Pippin (11-0) at Wetherby 2m 6f sll hdl (5) gs in Apr.
Glenconkeyne (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, 5th after 3 out, kept on same pace from after next, 6th of 14, 10l behind Art Of Logistics (11-9) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl gs in Nov.
Mount Hope (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Led until 1st, led 2nd, not fluent and headed 4th, ridden and weakened after next, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Lisbon (10-9) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.