From last year's successful yard, O'CALLAGHAN STRAND never really threatened at Bangor last month but still finished ahead of Nikos Extra and is now on a lower mark than when scoring at Ludlow last year. A visor may wake his ideas up a little and, with McCoy preferring him to stablemate Amuse Me, he's probably worth another chance. Veloce is thrown into a handicap after just two runs over fences. He's well treated on his hurdles form and can't be ignored while Cartmel second Guanciale is interesting nearer the foot of the weights. It's a while since Kelso third Peachey Moment won but he's on a very attractive mark nowadays and should give a good account.
Forever My Friend (IRE) 6-4 (12-7) (cp) hdwy by-passing 14; chsd wnr 4 out; wknd qckly nxt; pu 2 out, in a race won by L'Eldorado (12-7) at South Notts 3m ptp gf in Apr, 4 ran.
Amuse Me 8-1 (10-13) Blundered 4th, always towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 14, 34l behind The Happy Warrior (9-9) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.
Veloce (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leader, not fluent 5th, mistake next, lost 2nd 7th and pushed along, hit 3 out and weakened, tailed off and eased, 4th of 5, 47l behind Grumeti (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nov chs (4) gd in May.
O'callaghan Strand (AUS) 9-2 (11-9) Held up in last pair, plugged on same pace in 4th from 2 out, 4th of 8, 15l behind Hero De Villeneuve (11-8) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Jacks Grey 16-1 (11-2) In rear, weakened from 3 out, last of 6, 38l behind While You Wait (11-6) at Towcester 2m clm hdl (5) gd in May.
Nikos Extra (FR) 12-1 (11-8) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway into 4th after 3 out, weakened approaching next, 6th of 8, 26l behind Hero De Villeneuve (11-8) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Accessallareas (IRE) 33-1 (11-10) Tracked leaders, jumped right at times, led 3rd, headed after 5th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Fairyinthewind (11-5) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jul.
Safari Journey (USA) 16-1 (11-10) In rear, headway before 3 out, stayed on to take 3rd run-in, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sail And Return (11-8) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gf.
Gracchus (USA) 25-1 (10-5) Held up mid-division, pushed along after 3 out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 16l behind Minella Reception (11-8) at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.
Full Ov Beans 5-1 (10-0) Blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Fair Dilemma (11-11) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd, 8 ran.
Peachey Moment (USA) 15-2 (9-13) In touch, left
Guanciale 5-1 (11-12) Mid-division, tracked leaders 3 out, went 2nd after last, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance final furlong, carried slightly right and held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Roseville Cottage (11-9) at Cartmel 2m 5f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gf in May.
Quel Bruere (FR) 25-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders in 4th, reminders and weakened from before 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Book'em Danno (11-7) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May, 8 ran.
Playing With Fire (IRE) 12-1 (11-2) Led after 2nd, jumped right 3rd, headed before 7 out, ridden before 4 out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 25l behind Sir Lynx (11-6) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in May.