CANNI THINKAAR is bound to be popular with backers having won well at Ludlow last week and Huntingdon yesterday and Jim Best's gelding has every chance under his penalties for those successes under Richard Killoran and is taken to win again with the main threats rated as Ruby Crown and Foreign King. The last mentioned has fallen in each of his last two starts but was going well before his tumble last time and the Seamus Mullins-trained gelding has to be respected but he is probably better on faster ground than this. Posh Emily did not beat a great deal when landing a selling handicap at Taunton last week, while Bob Buckler's Dontsayathing is lightly raced but needs to improve to trouble the judge. Shali San looks one of the lesser lights in David Pipe's yard and of more interest may be Kim Bailey's Ruby Crown, who was a good winner at Towcester last time. Canni Thinkaar has an obvious chance though and is hard to oppose.
Shali San (FR) 10-1 (10-7) In rear, weakening when badly hampered 4 out, 7th of 15, 38l behind Manyriverstocross (11-0) at Chepstow 2m mdn hdl (4) sft.
Foreign King (USA) 12-1 (10-5) In touch, joined leader when fell 2 out, in a race won by Akram (11-6) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd, 14 ran.
Commit To Memory 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, lost place after 3 out, hampered 2 out, some progress when not much room last, no impression, 5th of 14, 13l behind Akram (11-6) at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gd.
King Raven (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, went 2nd 4th, led briefly before next, weakened approaching 3 out, mistake 2 out, 9th of 11, well behind Moleskin (10-12) at Exeter 2m 5f nov hdl (3) hvy.
Ruby Crown 6-1 (10-11) Held up, headway and pushed way through after 3 out, ridden 2 out, led approaching last, kept on, won at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Apr beating Topflight Wildbird (11-8) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Nearly A Breeze 50-1 (11-2) Led, headed approaching 3rd, ridden approaching 2 out, no impression, 4th of 15, 14l behind Vincenzio (11-12) at Towcester 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (4) gd in Oct.
Strategic Plan (FR) 50-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway 2 out, one pace from last, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Bundle Up (10-0) at Chepstow 2m clm hdl (5) sft.
Dontsayathing (IRE) 12-1 (11-9) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders approaching 3 out, kept on same pace to take 3rd from last, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Wujood (11-2) at Exeter 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.
Posh Emily 10-3fav (11-5) Held up in touch, good headway approaching 3 out, led bend approaching 2 out, soon clear, comfortable, won at Taunton 2m 1f sll hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd beating Wandering Minstral (11-3) by 6l, 10 ran.
Tchang Goon (FR) 150-1 (10-6) Held up in touch, weakened 3 out, 9th of 15, 39l behind Dot's Delight (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 4f cond nov hdl 4yo+ (4) gs.
Anay Turge (FR) 12-1 (10-11) Held up in mid-division, headway approaching 5th, led 3 out, ridden and headed 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 16, 10l behind Ready To Crown (11-5) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd.
Frosty's Gift 50-1 (9-13) Behind, ridden 3 out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 42l behind Golden Square (9-13) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.
Canni Thinkaar (IRE) 4-1fav (10-0) Always prominent, led approaching 7th, drew clear approaching 3 out, unchallenged after, won at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Wingull (11-6) by 17l, 14 ran.