The McConnell team has another good chance here with Bold Revenge, second at Navan in March, while Uttoxeter fourth Good Of Luck looks to be improving. But it was hard not to be impressed by the turn of pace shown by COOL MACAVITY at Worcester when beating Bright Abbey. He should enjoy plenty of further success in this grade and can give 7lb to Separate Shadows who is now blinkered after disappointing when favourite at Market Rasen last month.
Cool Macavity (IRE) 2-1 (11-5) Held up towards rear, headway 5 out, led after 3 out, pressed 2 out, clear from last, easily, won at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun beating Bright Abbey (11-5) by 9l, 6 ran.
Separate Shadows (FR) 11-8fav (11-5) Led, jumped very slow and not fluent, jumped slow and headed 4th, every chance before 2 out, no extra before last, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Mighty Snazy (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Bold Revenge (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Mid-division, ridden in 5th 2 out, went 3rd before last, kept on without threatening winner to go 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 9l behind Nearly Nama'd (11-12) at Navan 2m mdn hdl hvy in Mar.
Carobello (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along and outpaced before 6th, stayed on late before last, went 4th run-in, no impression, 4th of 9, 22l behind Bright Abbey (10-12) at Stratford 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Isobar (GER) 14-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway to 3rd 4f out, led going well 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon no chance with leading duo, weakened, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Hawridge King (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep '11 (flat).
Wintered Well (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, went right 2nd, soon lost 2nd place, struggling from 4 out, 4th of 5, well behind Aazif (11-10) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Good of Luck 33-1 (10-9) Held up, took keen hold, headway from 3 out, 3rd last, no further progress flat, 4th of 12, 9l behind Thunder Sheik (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Take The Crown 33-1 (10-10) Mid-division, headway after 5th, ridden before 3 out, no extra next, 4th of 9, 25l behind Rosie Probert (10-10) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.