Rigidity has been taking on much stiffer opposition and is back over hurdles having been pulled up over fences at Sedgefield last month. He'd go close in this on his best form but may have a few questions to answer at present. Teshali must have every chance on his latest second in a decent handicap at Stratford while Electric Tiger has been knocking on the door in novice and maiden company, though it's almost three years since he last won a race of any description. LUCKY VIC hasn't shown much over hurdles or fences this year but was thought good enough to contest a Grade 1 in December having won earlier here and at Ffos Las. We'll give him a chance to rediscover that form in this company and he makes more appeal than recent course winner Descaro, who struggles to stay this far.
Descaro (USA) 10-3 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5th, led after next, clear when not fluent 3 out, easily, won at Uttoxeter 2m sll hdl (5) gd beating Glenconkeyne (10-9) by 19l, 6 ran.
Lucky Vic (IRE) 20-1 (11-10) Held up, mistake and hampered 1st, headway after 3rd, ridden 5th, weakened from next, tailed off, 9th of 11, well behind True Blue (11-7) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Di Kaprio (FR) 17-2 (11-5) Jumped left, led, hit 3rd and next, headed 4 out, blundered and weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before last, in a race won by Harry Hunt (10-12) at Stratford 2m 4f nov chs (3) gd in May, 8 ran.
Electric Tiger (GER) 9-4fav (11-0) Led until 3rd, led after 7th, jumped right 9th, not fluent and headed 3 out, one pace from last, 3rd of 12, 9l behind My Lucky Flame (10-7) at Worcester 2m 7f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Quiet Whisper (IRE) 5-1 (10-8) Prominent, effort 3 out to before next, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 36l behind Jameel (11-4) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.
Rigidity 10-3 (11-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along and lost place from 8th, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Rudigreen (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May, 7 ran.
Teshali (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway after 3 out, went 3rd last, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Coffee (10-3) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl (2) gf.
Rum Ginney 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leader, not fluent 3rd, mistake, ridden and lost 2nd 5th, struggling from next, 8th of 12, 49l behind Lyssio (11-0) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.