Perth winner HURRABORU appears to be on an upward curve and is fancied to defy his penalty as Cock Of The Rock has already passed up several decent chances to get off the mark and it seems a long time since he finished fourth the smart Fingal Bay in a Grade 2 at Chepstow. Royal Scoundrel has a bit of scope but needs to improve significantly on his third at Ffos Las to score here, though is still preferred to hunter chaser Whizzaar and former pointer Knockans Breeze, who was beaten in a seller at Hexham last month.
Hurraboru (IRE) 11-4 (10-12) Soon chasing leader, ridden to lead and went right 2 out, soon clear, ridden out, won at Perth 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jun beating On Broadway (10-12) by 13l, 7 ran.
Action Steel (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) in a race won by Tallow Fair (12-0) at Whitfield 3m ptp sft in Apr, 7 ran.
Bravo Bravo 16-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, tailed off before 7th, 8th of 12, well behind Special Account (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jun.
Cock Of The Rock (IRE) 7-1 (11-11) Raced wide early, tracked leader until 5th, chased leading pair, not fluent 6th, dropped to 4th and reminders after 9th, behind and struggling when went right 14th, tailed off after next, left poor 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 5, well behind King Jack (11-6) at Southwell 3m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Master Of The Sea (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 6th, lost place after 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Vegas Cash (10-12) at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jun.
My Friend Riquet (FR) 6-1 (10-9) Held up, headway when mistake 4th, ridden 3 out, mistake 2 out, weakened approaching last, 5th of 6, 27l behind Presenting Paddy (10-8) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Royal Scoundrel (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 7th, briefly chased winner before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, 3rd of 8, 30l behind Lucky Vic (11-5) at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Jun.
Whizzaar 6-4 (12-7) Made all; str prsd frm 3 out-last; held on wl flat, won at Upcott Cross 3m ptp gd in Jun beating Special Account (12-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Knockans Breeze (IRE) 33-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, led before 9th, headed run-in, no extra, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Captain Scarlett (10-6) at Hexham 3m sell (5) hvy in Jun.