Daneva is looking high enough in the weights again and likely to find at least one too good. Chestnut Ben often travels strongly in his races but is a weak finisher and not even McCoy could get him home in front when favourite at Newton Abbot earlier this month. ESCARDO was no match for the fast-improving Castlelawn at Hexham last week but was six lengths clear of the third, who had just lost out at Southwell previously. He looks the one to be on with Cruise In Style getting little respite from the handicapper after a couple of placed efforts over course and distance.
Cruise In Style (IRE) 11-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, headway 6th, went 3rd from 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 11, 19l behind True Blue (11-7) at Worcester 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd.
Daneva (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, not fluent 4 out, led soon after next, headed 2 out, no extra flat, 3rd of 9, 14l behind Alwaystheoptimist (11-9) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf.
Chapel House 11-2 (11-5) Led 1st, headed 8th, headed 4 out, jumped slowly and no extra 3 out, pulled up before next, in a race won by Be My Deputy (12-2) at Leicester 2m 4f Am hcp ch 0-100 (5) sft in Mar, 5 ran.
Chestnut Ben (IRE) 4-1fav (11-0) Chased leaders, led 4 out, ridden and headed before 2 out, 2 out, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Wester Ross (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Russian Conquest 16-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, mistake 6th, plugged on to modest 4th 2 out, 4th of 11, 14l behind Wester Ross (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gf.
Escardo (GER) 16-1 (10-12) In rear, jumped slowly 1st, went right next, headway 4 out, went 2nd approaching last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Castlelawn (11-13) at Hexham 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd.
Mezarat (ITY) 125-1 (10-7) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Majorica King (10-7) at Towcester 2m mdn chs (5) gd in Apr, 12 ran.
Lord Wheathill 4-1 (12-0) Led til hdd & wknd aft 4 out, 5th of 6, 37l behind Gentle Duke (12-0) at North Shropshire 2m 4f ptp gf in May.
Echo Dancer 100-1 (10-7) Towards rear, tailed off from 6th, 5th of 7, well behind Monte Cavallo (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nov chs (4) gd in May.
Mad Professor (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, reminders 5th, outpaced next, went 3rd 4 out, stayed on flat, no impression, 3rd of 8, 13l behind Turf Trivia (11-5) at Southwell 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd.