Flicka Williams won over 2m4f at Bangor last month and improved again to score over this trip at Uttoxeter. He's 10lb higher in his hat-trick bid but can't be ignored. Dazinski was a stayer on the Flat so the step up in distance will suit and Sin Bin is better than he showed when favourite at Ascot in April. Newton Abbot second Vimiero and Exeter scorer Cruising Bye are others with a chance but Swing Hard has disappointed in his last two starts. MILANO MAGIC made an encouraging comeback in a maiden hurdle at Hexham and showed enough last season to suggest he was up to winning a race like this.
Flicka Williams (IRE) 10-3fav (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway into mid-division 7th, tracked leaders 3 out, led approaching next, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Bertie Boru (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Sin Bin (IRE) 7-2fav (10-5) Always towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 17l behind Regal Presence (9-11) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr.
Dazinski 9-2 (11-0) In touch in chasing group, no impression on leaders 3 out, went 4th before next, stayed on same pace, 4th of 13, 10l behind Village Vic (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep.
Vimiero (USA) 4-1 (11-6) Tracked leader until before 2 out, in 3rd and held when left 2nd at last, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 12l behind Run Along Boy (10-11) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f sell hdl (5) gd.
Swing Hard (IRE) 7-1 (10-9) Mid-division, mistake 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 7, 23l behind Up For An Oscar (10-11) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs.
Milano Magic (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked winner thoughout, ridden before last, stayed on, unable to challenge flat, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Ballyben (10-7) at Hexham 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd.
Karinga Dandy (IRE) 11-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear on outside, pushed along before 7th, headway approaching 3 out, no extra after 2 out, 9th of 13, 15l behind Amigo (11-12) at Ayr 3m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gs in Apr.
Josies Orders (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, no impression 3 out, 7th of 15, 20l behind Lovey Dovey (10-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Sep.
Harris (IRE) 7-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, blundered 3rd, soon lost place, tailed off and pulled up, in a race won by Moufatango (11-8) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs, 10 ran.
Shouldavboughtgold (IRE) 20-1 (11-4) In touch in 5th, fell 5th, in a race won by Candleford (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May, 11 ran.
Cruising Bye 10-3 (10-6) Held up tracking leaders, headway 6th, went 2nd going well before 2 out, led 2 out, clear between last 2, eased close home, won at Exeter 2m 5f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf beating Western Prize (11-11) by 7l, 7 ran.