Neutrino won over course and distance last month but this competition is a lot tougher and he may struggle to stay on terms today, whilst Radetsky March will appreciate this trip but we side with YELLOW FLAG who despite facing a much more difficult task is hard to oppose looking for a hat-trick. The selection is stepped up in trip but shouldn't be fazed by the extra half mile as he has shown reserves of stamina to win at Hereford and Uttoxeter recently. Considering these two victories have come after almost two years on the sidelines, Yellow Flag may have more to offer. Today's opposition are a lot better than he has faced recently but we side with Jonjo O'Neill's first string option in this contest. Neutrino has beaten some very respectable runners particularly in his last win at Worcester when seeing off higher rated opponents including one rated at 132. He is respected and could pose a danger. Radetsky March found Aintree tough last time out but won at Uttoxeter earlier this year when near the top of the handicap and may represent each-way value. This is a competitive race which can go the way of Yellow Flag.
Marodima (FR) 6-1 (11-5) Led, not fluent 5th, headed 7th, soon ridden, blundered 4 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 7, 33l behind Mibleu (9-10) at Worcester 2m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Knight Legend (IRE) 10-1 (11-12) Led, headed 2 out, ridden approaching and blundered last, weakened flat, 4th of 9, 10l behind Native Coral (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf.
Mhilu (IRE) 28-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, headway approaching 1st, led and junped right from 3rd, headed after 4 out, held from next, 5th of 8, 7l behind Tempsford (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Silver Adonis (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Led until 3rd, chased leader, led after 4 out, driven when not fluent last, edged left and headed flat, no extra, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Tempsford (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Nudge And Nurdle (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, well beaten after 9th, 6th of 9, well behind Montgermont (11-12) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Feb.
Radetsky March (IRE) 5-1fav (11-0) Led, hit 13th, headed next, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 12, 31l behind Victor Daly (10-7) at Aintree 3m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Yellow Flag 7-4fav (11-11) Mid-division, headway after 6th, went 3rd after 2 out, challenged when not fluent last, led flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) gf in Jun beating One of The Boys (10-11) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Neutrino 13-2 (11-5) Chased winner until 6th and again next until 10th, weakened approaching 3 out, mistake last, tailed off, 6th of 8, well behind Oscar Royal (10-5) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in Jun.
Good Company (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, headway 7th, lost place 9th, weakened next, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Oscar Royal (10-5) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gf in Jun.
Sunday City (JPN) 14-1 (11-4) Led until 2nd, lost place when not fluent 6th, pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Grand Slam Hero (11-10) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May, 12 ran.
Magnetic Pole 15-2 (11-3) Mid-division, badly hampered approaching 6th, no chance after, 7th of 13, 41l behind Space Telescope (11-7) at Worcester 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Jun.