MINELLA RECEPTION made all and never looked like being caught at Southwell 10 days ago - it's no surprise that he's turned out under a penalty. John Ferguson trained the runner-up at Southwell and saddles Dubai Prince in this. The top weight beat the luckless Gassin Golf at Wetherby after scoring at Market Rasen and is in great form. Knight In Purple was only third at Wetherby but looked more like his old self while Max Ward is improving. Irish raider Neville Woods can't be ignored but Life And Soul is best watched at present.
Dubai Prince (IRE) 5-2 (11-6) Held up, headway 6th, challenged 2 out, led before last, ridden out, won at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in May beating Gassin Golf (11-8) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Life And Soul (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Prominent, led 2nd until 5th, led 2 out, headed before last, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 22l behind Roman Flight (11-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl (2) gd in May.
Knight In Purple 6-1 (11-4) Prominent, led before 3 out, headed next, one pace before last, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Dubai Prince (11-6) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gs in May.
Max Ward (IRE) 2-1 (11-5) Prominent, not fluent 2nd, led 5th, not fluent 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, stayed on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Parlour Games (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in May.
Saint Thomas (IRE) 10-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, mistake 2nd, weakened 2 out, 8th of 10, 24l behind Willow's Saviour (10-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp hdl (2) gd in Nov.
Town Mouse 8-1 (10-13) Towards rear, ridden 2 out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 12l behind Gifted Leader (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Minella Reception (IRE) 9-2 (11-8) Made all, quickened clear before last, won at Southwell 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf beating Honour System (11-5) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 12-1 (11-8) Detached, jumped left 2nd, pulled up 2 out, in a race won by Cap Elorn (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct, 6 ran.
Neville Woods 14-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, led last, ridden and soon pressed, held on close home, won at Kelso 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May beating Captain Brown (11-12) by nk, 7 ran.
Tamarillo Grove (IRE) 20-1 (11-3) Led, ridden and headed last, rallied run-in, just held near finish, 2nd of 12, shd behind Tenby Jewel (11-6) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in May.