Several have decent claims in a competitive little handicap but Ruler Of All has had little time to recover from his second at Wetherby on Thursday. Waterunder has been raised 3lb for finishing second at Wincanton last month but still appears to have the beating of recent Newton Abbot runner-up Dark And Dangerous. TASTE THE WINE has often flattered to deceive over hurdles but stayed on strongly to win over a longer trip at Fontwell 10 days ago and may have turned over a new leaf. He'll take all the beating if in the same mood here, though Super Collider is on a hat-trick after victories at Uttoxeter and Bangor and deserves a tilt at this better race. No To Trident is often placed but likely to find at least one too good again.
Ruler Of All (IRE) 28-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, soon chased winner, kep ton and held run-in, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Knight In Purple (10-10) at Wetherby 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.
Waterunder (IRE) 9-2 (11-4) Towards rear, headway before 2 out, ridden and every chance before last, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 6l behind Turn Over Sivola (11-1) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Apr.
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 16-1 (11-1) Led, ridden and headed before 2 out, one pace, 2nd of 11, 14l behind Tzora (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, went 2nd 2 out, ridden before last, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs beating Scoglio (10-12) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Super Collider 5-1 (11-1) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, led approaching last, stayed on well, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd beating Carlton Jack (11-8) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Islandmagee (IRE) 7-2 (11-1) Mistake 2nd, always in reat, tailed off 4 out, 10th of 11, well behind Scoglio (11-2) at Ludlow 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
No To Trident 5-2fav (11-9) Chased leaders, mistake 4th, went 3rd approaching 3 out, switched left before disputing 2nd 2 out, left in 3rd and badly hampered last, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Party Palace (10-0) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Apr.
Taaresh (IRE) 5-2fav (11-2) In touch, headway 7th, chased leading pair after 4 out, one pace and no impression, 3rd of 6, 15l behind Kealigolane (11-7) at Haydock 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar '12.