BAIZICALLY finished behind Duneen Point at Worcester last month and is worse off at the weights here. But the fast ground wouldn't have suited the Irish raider that day and there's just a chance that he can turn the form around with Andrew McNamara back in the saddle. He gets a tentative vote as Upton Mead kept finding one too good in the spring and lacks a recent run while course and distance winner Doctor Ric is rocketing up the weights. Brough Academy is lightly-raced over fences but is hard to predict.
Duneen Point (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Tracked winner, not fluent 11th, not fluent and dropped to 3rd 3 out, no extra next, left 2nd last, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Papradon (11-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Aug.
Brough Academy (IRE) 3-1fav (11-2) Tracked leader until mistake 7th, not fluent 12th, lost place and ridden 13th, weakened before 3 out, 4th of 7, 19l behind Adrenalin Flight (11-2) at Worcester 2m 7f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Aug.
Baizically (IRE) 5-4fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, not fluent 9th or 13th, outpaced before 3 out, no impression, left 3rd last, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Papradon (11-8) at Worcester 2m 7f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf in Aug.
Chasers Chance (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway and in touch on outside 4 out, outpaced next, no impression from 2 out, 5th of 8, 27l behind Merrion Square (11-7) at Kempton 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Upton Mead (IRE) 3-1 (10-3) In rear, pushed along before 8th, outpaced before 5 out, ridden next, kept on before 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Full Of Joy (11-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Doctor Ric (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Led and disputed until pushed along 7th, chased leader until ridden after 3 out, soon hampered on inside and beaten, went left 2 out and last, 3rd of 4, 18l behind Bold Raider (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gf in Aug.
Nothingbutthetruth (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 10th, not fluent 12th, pushed along after 4 out, lost 2nd next, chased leading pair, well held when went right and weakened last, lost modest 3rd flat, 4th of 7, 25l behind Douglas (11-6) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in Aug.