Bonobo is the one with experience and the ex-Irish Kevin Prendergast charge sets the standard on the book, albeit with nothing special about the form. Not that he'd need to be out of the ordinary, were in not for the presence of MAWAQEET. The McCain inmate was backed into favouritism in what looked a decent enough Aintree novice hurdle on debut but clearly needed the experience on the evidence of a relatively uninspiring effort. He'll improve for that and this drop in trip should help too. A useful performer on the level for Sir Michael Stoute, he should have too much class for the top-weight, especially in receipt of 7lb. Cockney Class is a token offering for the bronze medal.
Bonobo (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 1st or 2nd, outpaced after 5th, mistake 3 out, stayed on flat, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Breaking The Bank (11-5) at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Cockney Class (USA) 20-1 (11-0) Mid-division, not fluent 3 out, soon outpaced weakened after next, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Zip Wire (11-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gf in May.
Flemensworth (IRE) 33-1 (10-11) Tracked leader, weakened after 4 out, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by The Snappy Poet (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f cond mdn hdle (5) gd, 7 ran.
Inca Kola 33-1 (11-0) Mid-division, mistake 3rd, slow next, soon lost place, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Dr Moloney (10-7) at Perth 2m mdn hdl (4) gd.
Mawaqeet (USA) 9-4fav (10-12) Held up in rear, headway on inside before 3 out, no extra last, 5th of 8, 15l behind Vesperal Dream (11-5) at Aintree 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun.