VOLIO VINCENTE's two runs since scoring at Newton Abbot in September have been disappointing but James Best takes off 3lb in this and Carroll Gray's former pointer has little to beat if putting his best foot forward. Alteranthela looks the danger on his victory at Plumpton in March, though he's still 5lb higher. Cool Cascade was pulled up over course and distance in May but she's still unexposed over fences and makes more appeal than long-standing maiden Poppy Gregg.
Cool Cascade 7-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, struggling from 8 out, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Quel Ballistic (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f 5yo nov hcp (4) gd in May, 9 ran.
Alteranthela (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Disputed lead, led after 4 out, hard pressed next, headed approaching 2 out, no chance with winner before last, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 10, 17l behind Inner Steel (10-11) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Jun.
Poppy Gregg 14-1 (11-4) In touch, weakened from 7th, tailed off 11th, left remote 4th from 14th, unseated rider soon after, in a race won by Alteranthela (10-11) at Plumpton 3m 2f nov hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs in Mar, 6 ran.
Volio Vincente (FR) 3-1 (10-1) Chased leaders, slow jump and lost place briefly 7th, blundered 15th, weakened 4 out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Princely Hero (11-12) at Warwick 3m 2f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gs.