JUST VICTOR was just pipped last time but could go one better here and lose his maiden tag whilst there is likely to be a challenge from Hadron Collider who has had back-to-back second places with Tough Cookie also remaining in consideration for a place given some nice efforts in points. Only losing out last time by a nose our selection will have come on for that run and looks the most interesting in this contest. Hadron Collider is not out of contention having delivered some fine performances in his first three jump starts. He shouldn't be found wanting for pace and stamina does not pose any problems given the way he has run recently. Tough Cookie holds place prospects back under rules and could be the value in a tight race. Just Victor remains our choice and should just prevail.
Alaskan Prince (IRE) 17-2 (11-4) Always behind, 13th of 15, well behind Saintly Lady (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f NH flat (5) sft in Dec.
Burnthill (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, led until 1st, led next until 6th, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Worth A King's (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in May.
Cloudy Dawn 7-1 (12-0) Mid div best, cl en 5th & rddn bef 4out, mod 5th & no impr bef 3out, 5th of 10, 25l behind Strawhall Maul (12-0) at Dawstown 3m ire ptp gd in May.
Hadron Collider (FR) 4-5fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4th, mistake 6th, every chance from 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon edged right, stayed on flat, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Off Gallivanting (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd.
Just Victor 8-1 (11-1) Close up, challenged 6th, 2nd on inside before 2 out, led last, headed on line, 2nd of 14, ns behind Alldunnandusted (11-5) at Stratford 2m 3f 4yo Am hcp hdl (4) gf in May.
Kirkum (IRE) 100-1 (10-9) Led early, tracked leaders, led over 5f out, soon ridden, headed over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 6th of 16, 31l behind Kind Of Easy (10-10) at Huntingdon 2m NH flat (6) gs in Apr.
Last One Standing 9-2 (10-13) Tracked leader on outer,mistake 6th, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 6, 19l behind Vincitore (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Master Cardor Visa (IRE) 150-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, lost place 3rd, towards rear after, 11th of 14, 43l behind Talenti (11-2) at Huntingdon 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
The Fox's Decree 9-2 (11-3) Mid-division, headway after 8th, chased winner approaching 2 out, no impression, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Miss Saffron (10-11) at Stratford 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gf.
Tough Cookie (IRE) 7-1 (12-0) Led to 2 out; no ex flat, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Beau Troubadour (12-0) at Bangor-on-dee Points 3m ptp gd in May.
Mariinsky (GER) 12-1 (10-11) Mid-division, 9th halfway, headway in 5th 3 out, ridden in 6th before 2 out, stayed on to 4th last, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 9l behind Save My Blushes (11-2) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f 4yo mdn hdl gd in May.
Gladeemma 200-1 (10-6) Behind until fell 3rd, in a race won by Mayberry (10-13) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr, 14 ran.