Cuban Piece only landed a modest seller last time and looks vulnerable off topweight and with stamina unproven at this trip. He's also unlikely to offer much in the way of value as a McCain inmate in a poor race. Scriptwriter is hard to predict these days but Shooting Times would have solid claims if putting a poor effort behind him when last seen. His previous efforts were perfectly respectable in the context of this race and Lucy Alexander is a good booking. However, the choice is ONIZ TIPTOES. He's been in fair form of late in similar staying contests, receives weight all round and will have no problems with the trip round this idiosyncratic track.
Cuban Piece (IRE) 10-11fav (10-6) Made all, jumped left 5th, reminders before 7th, kept on well from last, won at Hereford 2m 4f cnd/am sll hdl (5) gf in May beating Highkingofmunster (11-0) by 12l, 7 ran.
Shooting Times 16-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, pushed along on outer before 8th, soon behind, tailed off, 9th of 12, 27l behind What A Steel (11-1) at Perth 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Epee Celeste (FR) 40-1 (10-2) Led until 2nd, chased leaders, lost place before 9th, tailed off 16th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Fairoak Lad (11-4) at Ludlow 3m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May, 15 ran.
Lewlaur Supreme (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Always behind, tailed off 9th, soon pulled up, in a race won by Pocket Too (10-9) at Perth 3m 3f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in Apr, 5 ran.
Scriptwriter (IRE) 9-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 7th, 7th of 11, 49l behind Natural Spring (11-8) at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Oniz Tiptoes (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Held up in touch, headway before 10th, challenged before 3 out, kept on one pace from last, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Tears From Heaven (10-8) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hld 0-95 (5) gd in May.