ALBERTAS RUN ran as if needing the run at Aintree and having avoided Imperial Commander at Haydock to take this engagement, we believe he represents the value call in this contest. Master Minded is without question the class act in the race. All hope relies upon his summer breathing operation being a success. At his best, he has been imperious in this division but last season's campaign was unsatisfactory on many levels. Panjo Bere runs his best races around here and all credit to connections for sticking with Josh Moore in the plate. I'msingingtheblues was well held behind Tchico Polos at Exeter and has it to prove over the trip this afternoon.
Albertas Run (IRE) 11-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, left close up 3rd 4 out, outpaced next, soon beaten, weakened 2 out, 4th of 6, 45l behind Monet's Garden (11-7) at Aintree 2m 4f ltd hcp chs Grd 2 (1) gs in Oct.
Master Minded (FR) 4-5fav (11-10) Held up in touch, pushed along to chase leaders on outside 4 out, ridden next, chased leading pair 2 out, soon no impression, tired flat, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 9, 10l behind Big Zeb (11-10) at Cheltenham 2m chs G1 (1) gd in Mar.
Chaninbar (FR) 40-1 (11-6) Chased leader, hit 2nd, mistake 5th, weakened 8th, soon behind, blundered 4 out, tailed off, last of 7, 47l behind Gauvain (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m chs (2) gs.
Panjo Bere (FR) 16-1 (11-5) In rear, slow 4th, soon struggling, never a factor, 8th of 10, well behind Safari Journey (10-8) at Ascot 2m 1f listed hcp chs (1) gd in Oct.
I'msingingtheblues (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd after 4th, took narrow lead before 8th, ridden 3 out, headed after 2 out, no extra flat, 4th of 9, 9l behind Tchico Polos (10-4) at Exeter 2m 1f ltd hcp chs Grd 2 (1) gs.
Kinkeel (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) In touch in rear, outpaced after 8th, behind when pulled up after 2f out, in a race won by Nautical Approach (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 5f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs, 5 ran.