PAPRADON can be a bit hit-and-miss but he's eased in grade and sure to strip fitter for a comeback run at Stratford. He's marginally preferred to Temple Lord, who hasn't really convinced over this trip in the past and was beaten a long way when third at Worcester 12 days ago. Elsafeer was only beaten a neck over 2m at Ludlow in April but then disappointed at Southwell. George Nympton won off a higher mark at Uttoxeter in December but has reverted to type since.
Papradon 20-1 (10-7) Led, not fluent 5th, headed before 2 out, weakened well before last, 7th of 8, 36l behind Minella For Value (11-3) at Stratford 2m 5f hcp chs 0-145 (2) gd in May.
Temple Lord (FR) 11-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced after 5 out, went 3rd next, jumped right 3 out, no chance with front pair, weakened before last, 3rd of 7, well behind The Romford Pele (11-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs.
Un Anjou (FR) 5-2 (11-8) Chased leaders, blundered 2nd, close 3rd when blundered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Engai (11-2) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May, 6 ran.
Traditional Bob (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up, headway and staying on in 3rd when fell 4 out, in a race won by Stonethrower (10-9) at Ludlow 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Apr, 9 ran.
Elsafeer (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Led to 5th, chased leader, outpaced after 4 out, went poor 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 6, 29l behind Up For An Oscar (11-3) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in May.
George Nympton (IRE) 16-1 (11-0) In rear, not fluent, reminder after 4th, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 6, well behind Engai (11-2) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Accessallareas (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Held up, hampered 1st, blundered 9th, well beaten after next, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Forever My Friend (11-12) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd, 12 ran.