ARMOURY HOUSE has won four times under Rules and looks the class act here. He was no match for the useful My Flora at Stratford last time but had won a ladies open between the flags earlier and that form is better than anything boasted by his rivals. Miss Midnight has finished second in a couple of point-to-points recently and should make the frame again while Special Occasion should find this easier than the Cheltenham race he contested last month and is probably best of the rest.
Armoury House 14-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, went 3rd soon after 2 out, stayed on to 2nd before pecked last, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 8, 9l behind My Flora (11-11) at Stratford 2m 7f hts chs (5) gd in Apr.
Havenstone (IRE) 5-2 (11-0) Led til hdd 4 out; one-pcd 2 out, 2nd of 3, 12l behind Citizens Arrest (11-0) at Littlewindsor 3m ptp sft.
Sir Bathwick (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Led, jumped right 15th, headed after next, well held by winner in 2nd 2 out, fell last, in a race won by Special Portrait (12-3) at Perth 3m 2f hts chs (6) sft in Apr, 7 ran.
Special Occasion 20-1 (11-7) Held up, struggling 10th, behind 16th, tailed off, last of 9, 47l behind Coombe Hill (11-11) at Cheltenham 3m 1f hts chs (4) sft.
Lilac Wine 200-1 (10-10) Prominent, ridden after 17th, weakened approaching 21st, tailed off, 9th of 15, well behind Special Portrait (12-1) at Cheltenham 4m 1f hts chs (4) sft.
Miss Midnight 8-1 (10-7) Ap; led 3 out til hdd last; no ex flat, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Prince Massini (11-0) at Holnicote 3m ptp gs.