Jim Best sends CALZAGHE to post and here and we will side with him to get the better of stablemate Fort Churchill and Young Tot. The selection has not been seen out over hurdles since February 2008 but he has been in good form on the flat and he could be quite well handicapped here. He has a good conditional on board and he makes plenty of appeal. Fort Churchill has been a little disappointing over hurdles so far but he is another who may have got in lightly today and the market may guide about his chance in relation to his stablemate today. Young Tot went close at Ludlow last week when he chased home Le Corvee. He is dropped in trip today which will not be a problem as he is pretty versatile and he has to be on the shortlist. Cadwell shaped with a little bit more encouragement at Kelso earlier in the month and it will be interesting to see if Tim Pitt's 5-year-old can build on that today. Wyn Dixie is having his 22nd run over hurdles today and he has only managed to get his head in front once in this sphere, so it is easy to take him on. An open event and the vote goes to Calzaghe.
Calzaghe (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders until weakened 4 out, 6th of 8, 28l behind Amazing King (10-10) at Musselburgh 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl (3) gd in Feb '08.
Man of The Moment 7-2fav (11-9) Chased leaders, driven along 9th, ridden in 5th when blundered 4 out, no chance after, 5th of 14, 16l behind Push The Port (11-2) at Plumpton 3m 2f hcp chs 0-90 (5) sft in Mar.
Director's Chair 66-1 (10-12) In touch, reminders halfway, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 33l behind Press The Button (11-5) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf.
Royaltea 7-1 (11-4) Led, ridden and headed after last, weakened 1f out, 5th of 8, 25l behind Amjad (10-2) at Cartmel 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) hvy in Aug.
Fort Churchill (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) Always behind, 5th of 8, 14l behind Goblin (11-9) at Musselburgh 2m 4yo nov hcp hdl (5) gd in Jan '05.
Young Tot (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Led, ridden flat, headed towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Le Corvee (11-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Wyn Dixie (IRE) 80-1 (10-12) Led to 3rd, tracked leader, weakened approaching 5th, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Mickmacmagoole (11-5) at Hexham 2m sell hdl (5) gf, 15 ran.
Titfer (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway after 5th, every chance 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out, 9th of 17, 37l behind Zabeel Palace (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f sell hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gf in Sep.
Pennyrock (IRE) 13-2 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 6th, close 2nd after 3 out, weakened 2 out, 7th of 17, 26l behind Zabeel Palace (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 2f sell hcp hdl 0-85 (5) gf in Sep.
Cadwell 50-1 (10-11) In touch, driven and outpaced 2 out, soon ridden and kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 14, 10l behind Sea Cove (11-1) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Compton Eclipse 10-1 (11-5) Always towards rear, 11th of 19, 37l behind Polyphon (11-8) at Ayr 2m hcp hd 0-85 (5) sft in Nov '07.
Dennick 12-1 (10-4) Held up, weakned 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Phoenix Eye (10-8) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Sep, 10 ran.
Petroglyph 7-2fav (11-1) In touch, headway to chase leading pair 2 out, weakened before last, 5th of 13, 25l behind She's No Muppet (10-3) at Folkestone 2m 1f cond hcp hdl 4yo+ (5) gs in Jan.
Carpe Momentum (USA) 100-1 (10-12) Held up, headway approaching 2 out, one pace, 4th of 13, 12l behind Baguenaud (10-12) at Southwell 2m 1f sell hdl (5) gd in Jul.
Allperksonice 200-1 (10-4) Led, soon well clear, headed after 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 44l behind Theophrastus (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Aleemdar (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Prominent, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 9, 23l behind The Snail (11-4) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf.